Sunday, May 7, 2017

Giro, Stage 3: The Value of Team Work

Fernando Gaviria's (Quickstep) victory was such a powerful example of team work, that it was is teammate behind, Maximiliano Richeze, who raised his arms in a victory salute.  Gaviria was so concentrated on getting the better of Nathan Haas (Dimension Data), Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) and Rudiger Selig (Bora-Hansgrohe) that he didn't dare celebrate until he was over the finish line.  Just out of frame was his other teammate, Bob Jungels who finished seventh on the day open up a minimum of 10 seconds on all of the GC contenders.  Gaviria's win also made him the third to wear the Maglia Rosa in the 100th Giro d'Italia.  This was the final day of racing on Sardinia.  Tomorrow will be a relative Rest Day, as the race will take the ferry to Sicily for two more days of racing before hitting the mainland.

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 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:  This will be just one of the hundred plus paintings that will be included.