Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Giro, Stage 16: To the Line

It came down, literally, to a two man sprint to the line in Bormio.  It was the Italian's turn to finally claim a stage in their own Tour.  Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) was able to out sprint Mikel Landa (Sky) to the line to take the stage.  His win today moved him up to third place overall just a minute and a half off of the lead.  Nairo Quintana (Movistar) took third on the day closing in on the lead of Dumoulin.  He is now only 30 seconds out of pink.  It will be interesting to see if Dumoulin is feeling better for stage 17 and how the racing will progress now.

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.