On July 22nd, at 8pm E.T., ESPN’s 30 for 30 takes a look at the 1986 Tour and the epic battle between Lemond and Hinault. I can’t wait for this one! See more information at ESPN.
I’ve been following Pedal Strike’s Instagram for a while. There’s something insanely unique about doing portraits of cycling’s icon in common condiments (Lance in BBQ sauce was awesome) that makes it addicting. Her recent Tour de France series is killing it!
In the spirit of the Tour, Ty at the Foot Down made a run of El Diablo prints and shirts.
“Didi Senft has been a regular fixture on the slopes of the greatest climbs of the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia since 1993. More commonly known as El Diablo he appears dressed as the devil running and jumping alongside the riders and bringing an extra spark of excitement to any stage. Everyone loves Didi!”
Score one at the Foot Down.
I have these and they look so damn good… I even gave FYXO the Eyeshades, since I couldn’t pull them off.
So let me get this straight, rather than springing for tickets to the Tour this year, MFS sends:
“Manuel, an eight-pound miniature dachshund currently working toward obtain an online degree in New Media Journalism from Full Sail University from his home in Miami-Dade county.”
Whatever Manual for Speed is on, I need some of that…
“Three years ago Manuel quit his Courtroom Artist job of 35 years—the majority of which time he spent working in the Florida Supreme Court, and over the course of which tenure he won dozens of prestigious national and international awards for his art—to finally realize his dream of becoming the first Canine TV Correspondent for ABC’s Wide World of Sports.”
Head over to Manual for Speed for some very weird coverage from the Tour DAY France.
For the past few years, Jerome Daksiewicz has designed posters to celebrate the Tour de France and while that is by no means an original design, I’ve taken a liken to his work. Head over to Nomo Design to pick up this year’s infographic.
There are insuations that I make millions of dollars a year from the cycling industry for posting high-end, limited edition, wank-resistant kits, jackets, hubs, spokes and bar tape. It’s true and Manual for Speed pays me so much money that I’m the literal Scrooge McDuck of the industry, diving into pools of Chris King headsets and PAUL Touring Cantis.
Or… I just like what companies are doing and decide to post their products, regardless of how outrageous they are. I kinda wanna wear one of these jerseys to BRUNCH BRO (sorry Emi).
Scoop up one of these completely ridiculous but somehow necessary 2014 Tour de France Manual for Speed extravaganza jerseys at Garmin Slipstream for a end of July delivery.
David at Death Spray Custom has been busy preparing for the 2014 Tour de France. Many moons again, Cannondale commissioned him to paint a bike for each rider, adorned with their spirit animals, inspired by native American Haida style.
For issue 39, Rouleur decided to do something a little different: a 260-page Tour de France edition. To build up anticipation and honestly, to just give something cool away for free, they’ve posted a 25-page sampler for free. Download it here.
Photos by Emily Maye
One of my favorite photographers, Emily Maye just uploaded a select from shots from the 2013 Tour. I really think these are some of her best yet from the world of professional cycling. Check out more here!