Conor over at one of my favorite websites, Elcylista, has produced these beautiful prints entitled "The Great Climbs Of Europe". Using a Giclée inkjet printing process with archival inks, the result is a beautifully tone fade-resistant print of exhibition quality. Available in two sizes, these are sure to be a wonderful accompaniment to any cyclists wall.
"I started out with the monuments, those climbs passed into cycling folklore through races and riders that have given them great stories. Then there are those mentioned in conversations with local riders, people we have met on the road, picked up in articles, or discovered through studying race routes. Key cities were added, the places we travel in and out of, and the ranges and areas where all of these exist. Together these have created a footprint that documents the climbers playgrounds of Europe."
The total first edition of all sizes will be 124 prints, all hand numbered. Why 124? Sean Kelly was know for his exceptional descending skills. His fastest clocked decent was on the Joux Plane into Morzine at an astounding 124 KM/H. So, 124 prints in honor of that who goes up, must indeed go down.