Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia

Contador vs Astana

The first of a series of paintings features Fabio Aru. He was riding to the finish and I was drawn to the shape of his face against the cool colors that surround him.


This next painting, from a helicopter’s point of view, shows the Mortirolo climb. It is a switchbacking road against the lush green of the mountain forest. The riders were going through screaming crowds, but from a distance it is just a landscape with a road flowing through it.


I love the pink jersey. It’s a great excuse to make a pink on my pallet. And getting to use pink…. That’s one of the reasons I love watching the Giro d’Italia.


And the last one. Pink again. And pink against grey and Astana blue. And crazy Tinkoff yellow and blue.

Contador vs Astana
Contador vs Astana





Welcome to Rudi Cycling Art.

Here it begins. A website that features paintings about cycling and a bit more.

We would like to acknowledge some wonderful friends who helped us to make this happen. People who were very generous with their time and expertise. Jeff Guerrero for his help with the rabbit logo. Jon Shouse for sharing his knowledge of printing. Stephen Witt-Thompson for helping ensure that our site is safe and secure. Dejay Birtch for ideas and his wicked promotional skills. And Michael Valenti ( who has a great website and answered all of our e-commerce questions. Plus the scores of supportive friends, cyclists, art lovers, and all around good people who have voiced their support of Rudi’s work over the years.

Rudi and Jay