Thursday, May 11, 2017

Giro, Stage 6: Dictating the Pace

As the peloton started up the final climb of the day, the category 4 Fuscaldo, Quickstep put themselves on the front of the peloton to control the pace.  The now four guys up the road weren't a thread to the Maglia Rosa of their man, Bob Jungels, so they were more interested in keeping the other GC hopefuls at bay.  Quickstep also held the Maglia Ciclamino jersey usually refered to as the sprinter's jersy, but it wasn't going to be the day for Fernando Gaviria (or any other sprinters) to add to their point totals.  Apparently, all of the other teams were happy to go with the status quo until a bigger test on Saturday (Stage 13).

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.