Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Giro, Stage 15: Winning Again

It was the young Bob Jungels (Quickstep) who flung his arms wide in Bergamo.  Jungels had taken the Maglia Rosa win his teammate Fernando Gaviria won the stage early in this Giro and wore the it for at least five days.  He is now wearing the Maglia Blanco of best young rider, and increased his lead in that competition with this win.  Quickstep is having a stellar Giro having held most of the jersey and now they have five stage wins as well.  Surprisingly, it was Nairo Quintana (Movistar) sprinting for second and a six second time bonus.  He was followed by Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) and Adam Yates (Orica-Scott).  Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) came in with the same time as the winners ensuring that his Maglia Rosa will be firmly on his shoulders.

This is a small watercolors and ink painting measuring just 4"x6" and was created using Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors and Steve Quiller brushes from www.richesonart.com.  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at www.greigleach.com.  To purchase this particular painting just follow the direct link at the end of this post.  It is only $75 USD and international shipping is available.

With the racing of the 100th Giro d'Italia, I am crowd funding my third cycling art book through Kickstarter.  I could use your support in helping this book get made, please consider backing the project here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1335072134/art-of-cycling-100th-giro-ditalia.  This will be just one of the hundred plus paintings that will be included. With Kickstarter, if there is not a 100% funded, no one is charged a dime, and the project recieves 0% funding.