Artists paint Lance's bikes for the Giro d'Italia

More Lance Armstrong bike art – this time it is about the bikes… the ones he's riding in the Giro

by Tony Farrelly   May 5, 2009  

Lance Giro Madone 5

Holy explosion in a paint factory Batman! This weekend's 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia is Lance Armstrong's first and he wants to make sure he stands out from the crowd.

Lance Giro bike gallery

To that end he's had some artists (no, not that fella on the trike) run him up a couple of eye-catching specials. Contemporary artist Shepard Fairey, who emerged from the skateboarding scene and was the man responsible for the Barrack Obama 'Hope' poster during last year's US presiential campaign did the honours on the Madone. Apparently it's “a vibrant homage to Lance’s cancer fighting foundation while including ancient patterning in honor of Italy’s rich architectural details.'

New York pop artist Kenny Scharf did Lance's time trial Trek TTX machine and created the “lightspeed” space bike… hmm are they sure about that. Maybe it's some sort of in-joke. Whatever, we've got to admit they look pretty cool.


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He used to 'stand out from the crowd' by winning- is this the only way he can do it now? There's a vacancy at rock racing for a washed up yank with a taste for over- elaborate kit, now Hamilton's got busted again.

posted by wild man [295 posts]
6th May 2009 - 14:57

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Yeah, but he would need to confess, or get busted for some doping offences, not just all this hearsay, before Ball would have him on the team.

Complicating matters since 1965

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posted by DaSy [693 posts]
6th May 2009 - 15:11

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I quite like the madone but Im really not sure about the TTX, thats just not my thing.

not all carbon is the same.

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posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts]
7th May 2009 - 8:39

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