Monday, May 15, 2017

Giro, Stage 9: Continuing to Race

Some critics will complain that Movistar should have sat up once Sunweb and Team Sky crashed on the ascent of Blockhaus.  Others will insist that they had already started their attack, in fact they had been pushing the pace for the last forty kilometers, so they had every right to keep racing.  As they went under the ten kilometers to go banner, Winner Anacona and Andrey Amador (Movistar) continued to drink before the final assualt on the mountain.  Tucked onto their wheels was the ever impassive Nairo Quintana (Movistar) ready to launch himself off the front of the peloton.  The steep climb to the top of Blockhaus was just the place for the Colombian to take hold of the 100th Giro d'Italia.

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.