The 97th Tour de France is currently in progress as I write this post. More than 100 cyclists are racing around the roads of France from the north to the south and back again, all the way to the finish line in Paris. No cycle race matches the history and prestige of the Tour de France and this beautiful art print poster ‘Victory on the Champs-Elysees’ shows the color and spectacle associated with this epic and highly popular sporting event.
The Tour typically lasts for 21 days and covers around 3,200 kilometres. The New York Times once said of the sport, “the Tour de France is arguably the most physiologically demanding of athletic events”. If you’re a fan of long-distance cycle racing and like to cycle yourself, then you’ll know first-hand how gruelling this race really is. The first Tour began way back in 1903 and has since become an iconic tradition and opportunity to admire the beauty that is the French landscape.
This Tour de France art print poster is an ideal gift accessory for anyone you know, including yourself, who loves to watch the French cycle race each year. The speed and vibrancy of the final stage in Paris is captured in this painting which shows riders racing down the famous Avenue des Champs-Élysées. In the distance, in the center of the green trees, is the Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile monument which honors the soldiers who fought for France especially during the Napoleonic Wars.
This poster incorporates the famous images of France including the architectural aspects and the sporting traditions. Together with the French flags that line the most expensive strip of real estate in Europe, the wonderful talent of Malcolm Farley captures the action and emotions of cyclists from around the world intent on winning the ultimate prize. It’s bound to enliven your living room or home study wall and create a talking point amongst fellow cycling enthusiasts.
You can buy this poster from here: Victory on the Champs-Elysees Print.
Size: 28 x 36 cm