With the countdown to Le Tour well underway, we wanted to help give you some inspiration ahead of the biggest race in the calendar. We’ve taken a look through our stock, and selected five products either inspired by, or associated with the race, to help get you ready!
First on our wish list is this amazing print from Team Sky’s photographer, Russ Ellis. He’s had exclusive and unprecedented access to the most successful team in the modern era, and produced some of the race’s iconic shots, as he chatted to us about in our recent feature. A selection of his best prints are available here, starting at just £16 – the perfect piece of art for the cycling fan.
“‘Occhio!’ is probably the most used expression in the bunch”, explains Iris Slappendel, the former Dutch pro rider behind the I R I S brand, and is an Italian word that means ‘Look out!’. “Whenever I hear ‘Occhio!’ I remember the adrenaline and excitement of racing my bike” she continues. Frankly, this is the only Yellow Jersey we care about this July!
With live start-to-finish coverage of every stage in this year’s race, you may well need a caffeine hit to get you through. Luckily for you, we’ve worked with one of the finest coffee roasters in The North, to bring you our exclusive Spin Coffee, designed for cyclists. With 250g for just £6 or a kilogram for £22, this is great as a gift or a treat for yourself. Choose your brew method and grind, and our friends over at North Star will roast it fresh every Thursday for delivery to anywhere in the UK.
Ok, so we might be a little bias, but we think we have the best selection of original Tour de France artwork on the internet. With prints from Band of Climbers, Bloc Culture, Coborn and Victory Chimp available, you’re really spoiled for choice. Prices start at less than £15.
We couldn’t complete this round-up without referencing the brand that was inspired by one of Le Tour’s iconic climbs: Huez. Their Bleed Print Jersey is one of their flagship garments, and is currently on sale at just £86. Hurry though!