THE CYCLING ART OF MICHAEL VALENTI
A modern twist on old-school cycling art posters and prints.
TdF Eiffel Tower
Tour de France Eiffel Tower
The 2013 Tour de France celebrates the anniversary of the 100th Edition of the famed race. Starting in Corsica on June 29 and winding it’s way around the French mainland arriving in Paris on July 21.
The art for this was originally designed for Velo Magazine’s Tour de France Issue 2013.
Famous for it’s 21 twisting hairpin switchbacks, the climb to Alpe d’Huez from Bourg d’Oisans has been a favorite among cyclists for many years. Making it’s debut in the 1952 Tour de France this beast of a climb will continue to test the legs and lungs of the Tour de France riders for many years to come.
Tour de France Triomphe
2014 Tour de France, Yorkshire to Paris
This year the Tour de France will start in the UK with its Grande Départ from Yorkshire, through London across the Channel and onto the mainland, ending in Paris.
On the final day of the Tour riders will once again race the Champs-Élysées and around the magnificent Arc de Triomphe before the final winners are crowned. The overall winner in a race for the Yellow Jersey. Polka dots for the King of the Mountains. The Green Jersey for the best sprinter and White for the best young rider of the Tour.
Paris Roubaix 1896
Paris – Roubaix first ran in 1896 and has been torturing cyclists ever since. 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 would-be classics champion.
“I love Paris-Roubaix” – m
Part myth, part magic, part mud – that’s the inspiration behind the Divine Providence Cyclocross cycling art print. Held each year at Roger Williams Park in Providence, RI this cyclocross event is the largest on the east coast and attracts riders from around the world.
Leaping on to his machine the “Winged Rider” flies over the course and forward to victory. Here’s where you can learn more about the Providence Cyclocross Event.
Artist: Michael Valenti