Category Archives: Tour de France
This one’s interesting:
“Created for the grand depart of the Tour de France 2014 from Yorkshire, Ghost Peloton fuses performance cycling with athletic choreography performed by Phoenix Dance Theatreâ€™s dancers, and the varied landscapes of race route.
Each rider, bike and performer was illuminated using NVAâ€™s bespoke LED light suit, which can instantaneously change colour, flash-rate and luminosity. The rhythm of movement from the choreographed actions of massed participants becomes a source of creativity in itself, extending perception of the immediate setting.
Itâ€™s epic public art, operating at the grandest scale, where physical surroundings become an open canvas carrying a new visual language, expressing mood and movement, comprised of form, colour and line.”
I feel like we were just watching the Tour and already, there’s talk about the 2015 course.
This is a long one, but is worth the listen, so let it play and enjoy!
In an age where everyone wants to capture everything on their iPad, iPod, iPhone and GoPro, it’s easy to see why the pro cyclists of this year’s Tour were a bit disgruntled with all the selfie and video-hungry fans. Then again, it’s pretty rad that Kevin Reza actually picked up this Contour Roam and took it for a spin!
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!
Give Pedal Strike a follow on Twitter and Instagram for an extra smile per stage!
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.
Oakley kicks off their commemoration for the 2014 Tour de France with a special edition sunglasses pack. Available now are the Eyeshades, Racing Jackets and Radarlock Path sunglasses.
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 yearsâ€”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 artâ€”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.