Saturday, May 6, 2017

Giro, Stage 2: Trying Again

You have to admire Daniel Teklehaimanot (Dimension Data), he didn't succeed in getting the King of the Mountains jersey yesterday, so he got himself into the break again today in hopes of succeeding today.  He was joined by Guiseppe Fonzi (Willier Trestina), Eveny Shalunov (Gazprom Rusvelo) amongst others. With the exception of the Eritrean Champion, the entire break was made up of riders on wild card teams.  As per tradition, they were trying to earn respect and TV time for their sponsors and riding agressively to justify their inclusion in the race.

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/2962882-8-235247/PaintingTrying-Again-G17-8.html