Friday, May 26, 2017

Giro, Stage 19: Rolling Along

The peloton was disinterested in the break away up the road, so much so that they let the gap grow to 14 minutes.  The peloton was riding at a speed that even I could have managed.  Although for me I would have been riding flat out.  For these guys, it was like a day off.  At this point Philip Deignan (Sky) is riding with his hands off the bars at the back of the peloton.  Both his teammate Michal Golas and Jose Costa (Bora-Hansgrohe) didn't seem remotely concern that he was sitting upright.  I get very nervous on group rides when someone takes their hands off the bars, but then I don't ride with anyone that spends this much time on a bike, nor are their bikes as well cared for.

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  This painting and all of my Olympics artwork will be available through my artist website at  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:  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.