Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Giro, Stage 4: Little Help

As the peloton started up the side of the Etna volcanic slopes, the group came to a near stop.  Tejay van Garderen (BMC) had to stop.  In order not to fall he unclipped his pedals. Admit it, we have all taken a fall while unable to unclip.  Tejay's teammates, Silvan Dillier and Joey Ross Kopf helped their leader get back going as he clipped back in.  Riders are not allowed to push each other up climbs, but this was more like a mechanic pushing a rider after a mechanical.  Van Garderen quickly pedaled away to ride with all of the GC hopefuls.

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.