Saturday, May 6, 2017

Giro, Stage 2: Keep Drinking

The break away was losing time to the chasing peloton, but that didn't mean they were going to give up.  On the way up to the summit of the highest climb thus far, Guiseppe Fonzi (Wilier Trestina) reached out to grab a bottle from his team car.  It is important to keep one's fluids up not only for the effort of the day, but to make sure that the body is able to survive 21 days of racing and thousands of kilometers of climbs and weather.  Climbing with Fonzi are Daniel Teklehaimanet (Dimension Data), Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani-CSF) and Lukas Owsian (CCC Sprandi Polkowice).  Teklehaimanet was hoping to be first over the final climb of the day and claiming the Maglia Azurro for himself.  Problem was the peloton was closing behind.

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 start of the Giro d'Italia, I am crowd funding my third cycling art book through Kickstarter.  I could use your support in making this book get made, please consider supporting 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.

http://www.greigleach.com/large-multi-view/100th-Giro-dItalia/2962948-11-235247/PaintingKeep-Drinking-G17-11.html