Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Giro, Stage 16: He Must Leave It to Others

With Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) suffering behind (sorry, I really didn't mean to make that pun), Nairo Quintana (Movistar) couldn't launch an attack.  Dumoulin had waited for Quintana to rejoin the peloton after the /Colombian had crashed on a descent.  Quintana's only hope was that those near him would attack and he could go with them.  He was pleased when Domenico Pozzovivo (Ag2r La Mondiale) attacked and then Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) in turned went.  Quintana was forced to go with them, not that he wasn't willing to ride hard in defense of his second overall.  That way, he could make it harder for Dumoulin to defend, but he wouldn't be held responsible for attacking the Maglia Rosa when it was in trouble.

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.