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Chasing the Peloton
Featured Cycling Art
TdF Eiffel Tower
2013 Tour de France Poster
The 2013 Tour de France celebrated the anniversary of the 100th edition of the famed race. Starting in Corsica on June 29 and winding its way around the French mainland, riders arrived in Paris on July 21.
The art in this cycling poster features riders of the tour circling the Eiffel Tower and was originally designed for Velo Magazine’s Tour de France Issue 2013.
Original Bicycle Print
Famous for its 21 twisting hairpin switchbacks, the climb to Alpe d’Huez from Bourg d’Oisans has been a favorite among cyclists for many years. Making its debut in the 1952 Tour de France, this beast of a climb will continue to test the legs and lungs of tour riders for many years to come.
Original Cycling Poster
One of the classic big climbs of the Tour de France, Mont Ventoux is beyond category and the battleground for many King of the Mountain show downs.
This cycling poster is an homage to the determination of riders who toil to ascend the legendary climb.
2014 Cyclocross World Championships Poster
This Cyclocross World Championships poster celebrated the return of the UCI competition to the Netherlands in 2014. Hoogerheide hosted the best of the best in CX, thus a little nod to windmills, clogs and rainbow colored wheels.
Tour de France Triomphe
2014 Tour de France Poster
Yorkshire to Paris
In 2014 the Tour de France began in the UK with its Grand Départ from Yorkshire, on to London across the Channel and French mainland, and ended in Paris.
On the final day of the Tour, riders raced on the Champs-Élysées and around the magnificent Arc de Triomphe before the final winners were crowned.
This original cycling poster shows the overall winner in the yellow jersey, the King of the Mountains in polka dots, the best sprinter in green, and the best young rider of the Tour in white.
Paris Roubaix 1896
Paris Roubaix Poster
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.
“I love Paris-Roubaix” – m
Giro d’Italia Cycling Art Print
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.
Artist: Michael Valenti
Tour de France Saint Michel Cycling Art Print
Mont Saint Michel
This year the 2016 Tour de France will start in the shadow of Mont Saint Michel as it travels around the country for the month of July. This dramatic backdrop has been host to other Tour race days and no doubt will offer us breathtaking vistas of the peloton racing away from this historic location.
My vintage flavored drawing of this poster uses the Red, White and Blue of the French flag along with the “Maillot Jaune” – Yellow Jersey. Complete with goggles, a spare tire and of course a handlebar mustache our cyclist represents the romantic era of the Tour de France classic days of cycling.
This cycling art print comes in three sizes on high quality watercolor paper and will be rolled and shipped to you ready for framing.
Artist: Michael Valenti