Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Giro, Stage 5: Coming Back Together

No one was surprised to see the catch of the break away come with just 15 kilometers left to race.  The teams of the sprinters didn't want to catch them too early, nor did they want to let them steal the glory.  Maciej Paterski (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) and Evgeny Shalunov (Gazprom-Rusvelo) knew it was a long shot that their break would work, but both were equally sure they didn't have a chance of taking the stage if they didn't give it a try.  Now with the race 'gruppo compacto' it was time for the sprinters' teams to get themselves organized.

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.