The Italian Grand Tour first organized in 1909 is the first grand tour of the UCI professional season in Europe. Made famous by the likes of Gino Bartali and Fausto Coppi where Italian riders dominated for the first forty years of the race.
The Italians love their annual race across the mountains and valleys of beautiful Italy. Cheering on the leaders and the man in the “Maglia Rosa” the Pink Jersey of the race leader.
The Paris Roubaix race first ran in 1896 and has been torturing cyclists ever since. It is known as “The Hell of the North” because of the difficult road and weather conditions that rage throughout the area. With cobblestone roads and wind-swept fields, this “Queen” of the Classics is an annual favorite among cycling fans everywhere, and a right of passage for any likely classics champion.
The Queen of the Spring Classics – Paris-Roubaix has always been one of my favorites and to mark the 2018 edition I’ve created this Cycling Art Print from the Original Acrylic painting called “Storms Coming”. The painting has been sold but you can still purchase the print.
Printed on heavy weight watercolor paper this unique Cycling Art Print will look great in your home or office.
Artist: Michael Valenti
Stretched Canvas Option: If you are interested in this print on stretched canvas please contact me for pricing and sizes available HERE
With nine (9) grueling crushed gravel sectors over 100 KM of racing, the Rough Road 100 in Morris, IL USA is one of the fastest growing gravel rides in the country. And while climbing challenging cols may not be in the cards for the day, you can be sure the cold, midwest winds howling in from the west will make even the toughest riders wonder why they signed up for this torture.
Join me and the Veloist CC in April for a great early season ride. Go to ROUGHROAD 100 for more information and to register. See you there.
Sixth in the Series. Winter cycling for me is all about slowing down and embracing the world around me. Much of which is covered in snow or frozen still. I ride in the open landscapes of the midwestern states north of Chicago on the Wisconsin line. Filled with farms at rest and wooded trails I’m grateful for the times I can get outside.
This series was created by dragging paint across the paper without a brush and then pen and ink details.
Original Cycling Art | 18×12 inches | Watercolor Paper | Acrylic painting with pen and ink