Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Giro, Stage 5: His Second

After the mistaken celebration of Luka Pibernik (Bahrain-Merida), it was Fernando Gaviria (Quickstep) who rightly threw his arms wide in the true stage victory.  Gaviria's victory was his second in just five stages, and it awarded him the Maglia Ciclamino for the effort.  Behind him, the now former wearer of the jersey, Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) managed fourth on the day.  That placing puts him back into his German National Champion jersey for stage 6.  Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) rewarded his team's effort by making the podium on the third step with Jakub Mareczko (Wilier Triestina) making the podium in second, but not making it into this painting.

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.