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The Art of the Giro d’Italia 2014

The Giro d’Italia may be done and dusted for another year – but here at Cyclo we rather wanted to revisit some of the highlights thanks to the wonderful artwork of Greig Leach. Greig, a one-time amateur club bike racer, participating in the DC and Richmond, Virginia areas of the US is a prolific painter of sporting action and we have been delighted to feature much of his work over the years – here then is the Giro d’Italia one last time…


Stage 1 – ‘Poetry in Motion’ – The Giro d’Italia started with their wheels rolling across the Emerald Isle in Belfast racing the most specialized discipline of the Team Time Trial.



Stage 4 – ‘What’s the Plan’ – Luca Paolini (Katusha), either self-nominated or by the peloton, was the rider that went up to the race director to try and find out just what the plan was for the finish of the stage.

stage 4


Stage 6 – ‘Rolling Along’ – Bernhard Eisel (Team Sky) and the domestiques of Trek Factory Racing were the ones on the front of the peloton chewing up the gap between them and the four man break up the road.

stage 6


Stage 16 – ‘Into the Snow Line’ – With three big mountains to climb from Ponte di Legno 139km to Val Martello/Martellal, you knew some Colombian climbers would figure into the day’s drama, but the weather wasn’t in the mood to play second fiddle.  True to form, Robinson Chalapud from Team Colombia was the first to head out from the peloton on the first climb up the Gavia Pass…

stage 16


Stage 19 – ‘A Sprinter’s Surprise’ – Another time trail, but this one was basically all up hill for 26.8 kilometers, not a stage you would  expect a sprinter to do well in.  But Sonny Colbrelli (Bardiani CSF) must have caught the winning spirit of the team…

stage 19


Stage 20 – ‘Flying Down the Other Side’ – After taking second over the summit of the Sella Razzo, Brent Bookwalter (BMC) was joined on the speedy descent by Jonathan Monsalve (Neri Sottoli).

stage 20


Stage 21 – ‘Now We Can Rejoice’ – The perfect end to another incredible Giro, Nairo Quintana (Movistar) the winner…

stage 21


To learn more about the work of Greig Leach and for details of his substantial output from this year’s races see and also – he is sponsored by Richeson Art, and for an overview of all the work we have featured on Cyclo (including this year’s Tour de France and USA Pro Challenge) click here.


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