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.
This art was originally created to help raise funds for Midwest Bike Share program, a not-for-profit organization bringing an inexpensive bike sharing program to the greater Milwaukee area.
The idea behind the image was inspired by the name, Bike Share. One of Michael’s very first concept sketches for this project turned out to be the winning design. A group of diverse bicycle riders all sharing one bike. Sometimes the most simple idea is the best one.
This bicycle art print is printed with a white border which sets it off for framing.
The famed climb to the summit of Mont Ventoux has been a part of the Tour de France since the beginning, and featured again in 2013 for the 100th edition of the race. Known as the infamous “Moonscape,” Michael’s cycling poster commemorated the return of the classic climb to the centennial edition of the tour.
One of the oldest races in cycling, Paris Roubaix is the “Queen” of the Classics. It is also affectionately known as “The Hell of the North” and “A Sunday in Hell” for its grueling and challenging route on rough terrain and cobbled pathways.
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’sTour de France Issue 2013.
Since 1993 Dieter “Didi” Senft has been showing up to key stages of the Tour de France and pushing his champions onward. Dressed in his famous devil costume, Didi is known as “El Diablo.” Any fan of the tour has seen Didi in action and will again, and this bicycle print is an homage to his devilish antics on the sidelines.