On the west coast of France is one of the most magical places you could ever visit, some say the 8th wonder of the world. Mont Saint Michel has endured for over a thousand years and in 2016 was the location for Le Grand Depart for the Tour de France. A symbol of French strength and devotion to the church, the people of France, the world.
My patron saint, Saint Michael the Archangel, the warrior saint, protecting the weak and hopefully a cyclist now and again.
In May 2019, Ostend, Belgium will host the World Cup Para-Cycling Road races. I felt this subject needed a simple strong image that for many is a double take. At first glance not everyone will see the rider is actually the prosthetic. I am also very open to re-using this basic image idea on other Para-cycling posters if requested.
Ostend is a city on the Belgian coast. It’s known for its long beach and promenade. Docked in the marina, the Mercator is a 3-masted 1930s ship that now acts as a floating museum.
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.