Saturday, May 13, 2017

Giro, Stage 8: The Tail of the Group

Many athletes are superstitious and cyclists are no exception.  It is not uncommon for whomever gets bib number 13 will wear one of the bibs upside down to confuse the ill fortune.  It is against race rules to display bib numbers any way other than the manner indented.  Fortunately for Francois Bidard (Ag2r La Mondiale) the referees don't enforce the rule on number 13.  Bidard was spending the day on the tail of the peloton, at this moment he is joined by Alex Howes (Cannondale-Drapac).  Given the current pace of the peloton, they may have actually had time to enjoy the views of the sea.

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.