Art of Cycling: The 100th Giro d’Italia

Artist Greig Leach and friend of VeloVoices is at it again. Not content with producing vibrant pen and watercolour paintings of the stages of this year’s 100th Giro d’Italia, he’s putting together another book of his paintings – his third. Here’s your chance to pre-order this magnificent memento of what’s already shaping up to be an epic edition of the Giro as it wends its way from Sardinia to Sicily, and the length and breadth of mainland Italy. The first ten days or so has been super exciting and it’s only going to build to a crescendo in the final week.

Down the other Side (image: Greig Leach)

This is a Kickstarter project so if you would like to support Greig, check out the campaign page. Contributions start very small at just US$1, but you have to give at least US$40 for a signed copy of the book (with worldwide delivery) plus assorted goodies. Splash the cash and pledge US$ 500 and your book will also be signed by the winner of this year’s 100th Giro d’Italia.

Pushing the Pace (image: Greig Leach)

Of course, you can also buy his original postcard-sized drawings of this year’s Giro (and many other races), but you’ll need to be quick. It’s a case of first come, first served! These, and indeed the book, will make wonderful presents for the cycling enthusiasts in your life. Or, why not treat yourself to a reminder of what’s sure to be a memorable grand tour?

More Points (image: Greig Leach)

You can try before you buy by looking through his daily blog – annotated with his narrative – of his paintings from every day’s stage to which, in the book,  he’ll add paintings of each day’s profile, and details of the stage winners and jersey wearers.

Everybody Here? (image: Greig Leach)


If you want to know more about Greig, why not check out my interview with him!

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