The Spring Classics | Storms Coming

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Europe in springtime.

Let’s just say all of Europe is in full bloom when it comes to cycling in the spring. I just love watching the Classics. Maybe because so many of the race days look like the harsh spring days I ride in Wisconsin. Windy, wet, cold and wonderful.

 

 

This painting was, is, a study for what I hope to be a digital drawing for my 2018 Paris-Roubaix. I have to do a new one every year, the Queen of the Classics can’t be ignored. And since my focus on creating new work is on iconic races, places and faces, Paris-Roubaix fits the bill.

If I ever get the chance to see some of the classic races in Europe in the spring I’d jump at it. But for now I’m pretty happy putting a personal appearance in at the Tour de France so the classics may have to wait a little longer. Well at least I get to ride some real cobbles this summer in Roubaix since it’s on the TdF route — that will be a big day for me, I’ll be sure to share it with you. Until next time, tune up your bike, program the DVR and ride safe. m

 

If you’re interested in purchasing this painting you can find it with this link. STORMS COMING | ORIGINAL ART

 

 

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Michael Valenti is "The Veloist" - He is an avid cyclist and artist known for his Cycling Art work. Each year Michael chases the Pro Peloton at the Tour de France and other major cycling events. He is available for event and corporate cycling related projects as well as personal commissions for art.

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