This July marks the 100th edition of the Tour de France. As part of the celebrations Rapha have commissioned ten illustrators and designers to create artworks commemorating the 100 Tours that will have taken place since 1903.
Broken down into ten decades from 1903 to 2013, each work represents a specific era of the race. Calling on well-established illustrators and graphic designers from Europe and North America, the collection captures the diversity, beauty, suffering and cultural significance of cycling’s grandest race.
All images by cyclingiq.com
After eight hard days of racing, Mike Cuming took the biggest win of his career last week, claiming the overall title at the Tour of Korea. Supported by RCJ teammates Elliott Porter, Richard Handley, Aaron Buggle, Hugh Carthy and Luke Grivell-Mellor, the British under-23 road race national champion seized the yellow jersey with a brilliant attacking ride on the race’s hilly sixth stage.
Come Monday morning, people will be having their coffee. Some will be planning out the week ahead, perhaps thinking of the time they spent on the bike the previous days. This Monday morning, June 17th, Michael Tabtabai and Andrew Hudon will be undertaking a bit more with their week and the weeks that follow. In their attempt to traverse the United States in 24 days, they will Leave it on the Road in more ways than one. Tabtabai and Hudon are making the trip to raise money and awareness for the treatment of colon cancer. The planning alone is a Herculean project and Michael stopped by the other day to show off one of the final — and most important — pieces of the puzzle.