A ‘Chasse patate’, a typical cycling phrase for an escape from the peloton which everyone knows is doomed to fail, even the rider who’s in the ‘Chasse Patate’. However, he (or she) has no choice but to push on and eat away the miles, if only to please the sponsor.
Once a year all churches in Flanders are empty and abandoned. Where everyone is? On the sides of the roads with legendary names like the 'Berendries' and 'De koppenberg', all anxiously awaiting the passing of 'De Ronde' (Tour of Flanders), the apotheosis of the (Flemish) cycling-spring, the race of almost religious proportions, also known affectionately called "De Hoogmis". Because in Flanders, cycling is religion, or at least on that one Sunday in April.
Becoming world champion and wearing the rainbow jersey, the dream of every professional rider. A dream which more often then not ends in nothing less then a nightmare. While wearing the rainbow jersey riders get struck all sorts of bad luck, weird incidents, crashes, injuries and second places. It seems that the beautiful jersey is jinxed, the jersey of champions, champions of bad luck that is.
In the series of beautiful French cycling terms: Tête de la Course, or literally: head of the race. The place for every rider with ‘ambitions’. Because like the old cycling wisdom goes: when your not in front you can’t compete for the win. So: Allez! Aller à la Tete de la course!
Dimensions: 70 x 50 cm (wxh)
Printed on 240 grs. natural grey Biotop paper (100% chlorine-free)
Printed in Pantone colours (PMS Warm Grey 1 and PMS 807 (fluor) for extra lively colours
Printed with a subtile ‘vintage’ effect (little white speckles).
Limited edition (300 pieces only)
All posters are individually stamped and numbered by hand by designer
Unique design, only available here
Suitable for IKEA (Ribba) lists
The paper is FSC-certified and has a EU-Ecolabel
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When the pain of the suffering has been forgotten the memories remain. Memories of great legs, of races in exotic places or in horrific weather. Memorable victories, extreme highs and unfortunate lows. All symbolized by the bib number. This t-shirt is a tribute to those very stories, it tells the story of a career as a professional. And how do you do that better than using the bib numbers of a real pro? The bib numbers of (former Por cyclist) Maarten Tjallingii.
At last. A high quality print of our all-time classic bib number 13. Inspired by one of the many superstitions in (pro) cycling peloton: bib number 13, which is worn upside down to not defy the gods of cycling mischief and mayhem.
The Tour de France: the course full of tragedy, adversity and prosperity. The race in which the leader is never sure of the yellow until he passes the finish line in Paris for the very last time. Or as Dutch's last Tour winner Joop Zoetemelk once concisely said: "Paris is still a long way..."
Le Grimpeur, the rider who only truly feels alive when the road underneath his pedals starts to rise. Dancing his (or her) way to top, with nothing more then the rhythm of his pounding legs as a companion. On his way, with only one goal in mind: the top.