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UNITED 01/25/2014


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The Grand Tours over the last few years have given us some spectacular, edge-of-your-sofa, scream-at-your-TV racing, delivered to us by the next generation of teams and riders at the top of their game. In honor of this next wave of riders, and a newfound unpredictability and excitement in racing we created this t-shirt Inspired by the leaders’ jerseys of the Grand Tours.

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ARDENNES 01/21/2014


Editions_Main_EditionsStanding in a cold and damp Market Square in Maastricht at the start of Amstel Gold, it doesn’t take much to imagine how illness and chest infections can take hold. These riders are lean and ready and about to be stressed in very poor conditions. This book is a document of the Ardennes week. A series of races I went to as a fan. No passes and no privileges, just someone else trying to get a look at the pros, the bikes and to soak up the atmosphere of one of the best weeks of racing on the calendar. The ambient story around a race and how it changes from country-to-country is something I wanted to capture. The story of the fans as much as the riders. A cadence and pattern emerges that seems to be present itself in all of the races you attend, but each still holds its own personality. Amstel the Dutch classic, was organized chaos from the start village to the finish. Flèche Wallonne is one of those races that makes cycling such a unique sport; how we get so much access to our sports stars still stuns me. It is the working class race of the Ardennes, the start village sandwiched between a factory and a football stadium. Liege-Bastogne-Liege is ASO through and through. The young riders on teams, this maybe their first “big” race look scared, and “fiddle” with their bikes way too much. The more experienced look resigned to the 265 km of pain that lies ahead, knowing exactly what to expect.This year there was particularly bad weather. In the space of one 15-minute section at Liege-Bastogne-Liege we saw sun – rain – hail – sun. There were numerous stories of riders stranded in the hail too far from team cars on the narrow roads to get shells to cover up, leaving them wet, cold and hungry on some of the hardest parcours in Europe. This book tells the story of these three great races and is released in a first edition of 50 books.

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Editions_Main_ClimbsSince I was a kid I have loved maps, and could easily spend hours with my head stuck in an atlas taking imaginary trips along roads and up mountains all over the world. This progressed later in life to crossing off the climbs I have ridden around Europe, and highlighting the ones I still hoped to do. All of this inspired the Great Climbs poster. Without ever tracing the boundary of a country, the climbs we all love still define the shape of the regions we gravitate to each year. I started out with the monuments, those climbs passed into cycling folklore through races and riders that have given them great stories. Then there are those mentioned in conversations with local riders, people we have met on the road, picked up in articles, or discovered through studying race routes. Key cities were added next, the places we travel in and out of, and the ranges and areas where they all exist. Together these created a footprint that document the climbers playgrounds of Europe, and hopefully some inspiration as to where your next ride might take you. The Posters are digitally printed by SUPREME in Brooklyn and are of exceptional exhibition quality. They are created using the Giclée inkjet printing process using archival inks for fade-resistant prints on 260gsm Matte paper. We are offering the prints in two standard sizes (SIZE 1: 18″ X 24″ at $80, SIZE 2: 24″ X 36″ at $140 – both unframed) in a combined total run of 124 prints. Why 124? Well Sean Kelly our fellow country man and all round great rider was know for his exceptional descending skills. His fastest clocked decent was on the Joux Plane into Morzine at 124 KM/H. So 124 prints in honor of what goes up must go down.

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