Vintage Col du Tourmalet Print
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Professionally restored and printed to the highest quality, this cool, retro print will be a superb addition to your home.
Size - 595mmx422mm
COL DU TOURMALET vintage poster print. This hand-coloured image is from the 1949 edition of the Tour de France and shows the leaders descending the Col du Tourmalet during Stage 11. The Tour is one of the most grueling sports events in the world, but also one of the most scenic. Spectacular landscapes are around every corner of this three-week race and the mountain stages provide even more breath-taking vistas.
The Col du Tourmalet is one of the most famous mountain stages and is the highest paved mountain pass in the French Pyrenees at 2,115m. It has been included in the Tour more than any other pass, starting in 1910, when the Pyrenees were introduced.
Col du Tourmalet is a Hors Catégorie (HC) climb in the Tour. Hors Catégorie is a French term used in stage bicycle races to designate a climb that is "beyond categorisation", the most difficult type of climb in a race. The term was originally used for those mountain roads where cars were not expected to be able to pass.
All wall art is professionally printed on 230gsm acid-free, pH-neutral, archival matte paper using premium inks