Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Maglia Rosa

Riding in the rain print, originally uploaded by jamieshelman.

image source: by holapablo67
Maglia rosa by iSergio87.
image source: by iSergio87
Both the Tour of California and Giro d'Italia are in full swing! The overall race leader in the Giro wears the Maglia Rosa, or pink jersey, which reflects the paper colour of the sports newspaper, La Gazzetta dello Sport, originally sponsoring the race. I'm in love with this bubble gum pink color, especially the pink socks! To celebrate all the cycling frenzy I've taken $10 off my Riding in the Rain Cat print who also happens to be sporting a Maglia Rosa, (he found it folded behind the podium and took it!) until the end of the Giro. If you're in the states I hope you're catching coverage of The Tour of California on Versus (even if they did cut off the crucial final kilometers of yesterday's race for NHL hockey pre-game commentary- Lance wasn't the only one mad- grrrr!) In the meantime we keep catching snippets of rapid fire Italian and glimpses of a rain-spattered Giro on the web- Viva Italia!

1 comment:

cindy said...

i love the pink, too. too bad he couldn't connect with a breast cancer awareness organization. enjoy your weekend!