It’s anyone’s guess what’s in store for the riders of the 18 participating teams in between these two locations. Team Sky UK’s Chris Froome is aiming to win for a third straight year, and fourth overall, following victories in 2013, 2015 and 2016. “We’re ready as a team and I can’t wait for the Tour to start now,” said the 32-year-old. “Honestly, I just love it. It’s a feeling that you don’t get from any other race.” But Froome needs to watch his back, according to reports the 32-year old Australian pro-racer Richie Porte – Team BMC – is in great shape for the 3,540 kilometre test of awesome mental and physical strength.
The maillot jaune, the coveted yellow jersey, is the Tour’s signature T-shirt awarded daily after each of the 20 stages, or race days, to the rider who is the overall leader of the race so far.
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French artist/printmaker/filmmaker Fernand Léger (1881-1955) is legendary for his personal form of cubism – painted in vibrant colours – which he gradually modified into his signature figurative, populist style. His boldly simplified treatment of modern subject matter made him a forerunner of pop art.
To celebrate Léger and the Tour de France, La Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palais have designed limited edition Tour de France Yellow Jersey T-shirts (S-M-L-XL) — only 600 of them!– based on the artist’s 1950 signed lithograph “Le Cirque”. The curvy tattooed lady is saying: “I am not asking you if your grandmother can ride a bike” (me neither!).
“Léger was fascinated by the circus and often painted cyclists”, said Sophie de Mestiri of the Museum’s communication and cultural office.
Price 20€ – from 5th July, 2017
Where to find it:
- La boutique du Grand Palais
- La boutique du Petit Palais
- La boutique du Musée du Louvre
- La boutique du Centre Pompidou
- Boutique Musée Picasso – 4 rue de Thorigny, 3rd
- Musée Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice
- La boutique Musée Fernand Léger, Biot
- La boutique of the Musée Matisse, Nice
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