«Le col le plus difficile était le Col de La Madone, qui surplombait la ville et était réputé pour ses douze kilomètres particulièrement raides. La Madone, trop pénible pour être tentée tous les jours, était parfaite pour tester sa condition. La plupart des coureurs la faisaient une ou deux fois par saison. Je l’ai faite une fois par mois». LANCE ARMSTRONG – Il n’y a pas que le vélo dans la vie – Éditions Albin Michel, 2000 Photo: Antonello Tabarelli de Fatis
Tour de France 2000, stage Carpentras-Mont Ventoux. Two giants of Provence. In my hall of fame! © L’Équipe – Tour de France 100 ans
It’s always a great pleasure and a great honour to be source of inspiration for famous designers and prestigious brands.The Giro d’Italia is one of the three most important stage races on the world cycling calendar. This year, the 104th edition will start on 8 May and finish on 30 May in Milano. We are really honoured to have been a source of inspiration for the new kit of procycling team EF Education-Nippo.The original kaleidoscopic design was created by Max at typeklang for the Zürich Bike Festival in 2018 and was dedicated to the two new collections équipe and mondiale presented in anteprima at the show. It is still used for all the posters, flyers, stickers and visit cards at superleggero.
I love silk! SS/21 silk campaign for superleggero Photo: Antonello Tabarelli de Fatis
After 43 years of support at the Tour de France(the French wheel-builder has provided support for all Tour riders since 1977)this will be the first year without the iconic yellow neutral service cars on the roads of the Tour de France and other major races organized by ASO like Paris-Roubaix and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Yellow was a color, yellow was a mark, yellow was a symbol. Yellow was part of the history of French races. This is the end of a legendary, yellow magic era!
Graphic project for the new foulard aspen’86 by superleggero.Concept and style by me. Photo: Martina Lavarda.
To mark and to celebrate the departure of the Tour de France 2020 from Nice (Saturday August 29) together with the Italian brand superleggero we are preparing a series of initiatives to celebrate the event. In the coming weeks we’ll provide more information and further details.Should you be planning to spend a few days in Nice, don’t hesitate to contact us. And do remember to bring your bicycle – we’d be more than happy to take you on the same roads as the Tour to discover these fantastic places.Hope to see you soon!
The new silk carré aspen ’86 is my personal tribute to the Coors Classic, a race held in North America between 1975 and 1988.The race was considered the fourth biggest stage race on the world cycling calendar after the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and Vuelta.From a 3-day of racing in Colorado in the first years, the race grew to 2 weeks with stages across Nevada, Colorado, California, many of them criterium races or time trials like the time-trial hill climb up to San Francisco’s famous Telegraph Hill.