Marco Pantani

£ 50.00

The Hommage:

Hommage au Vélo artwork is inspired by the leading actors of the Grand Tours and Classics. We take the central characters of cycling history and interpret them and their machines. No bicycle gets painted that hasn’t played a defining role in the evolution of the racing bike; only iconic riders who have shaped the sport around them make the scene. Hommage au Vélo has created a new standard for cycling artwork. Ensure that the prints in your home embody your passion for the sport as much as the bicycle you ride. Do you have a Hommage?



Description

Marco Pantani, winner of the 1998 Giro d'Italia and Tour de France double, is one of the most recognisable faces in the pantheon of all-time cycling greats. Outrageously gifted when climbing, frighteningly courageous when descending, this man known simply as "Il Pirata" defined a generation of cyclists and led the Italian people back into a love affair with the sport.

His tragic death on Valentine's Day 2004 rocked the cycling world; some lessons have been learnt, others have been ignored.

 

Unframed Print: 32.5cm wide x 40cm high, printed on ultra-premium German Hahnemuhle textured 310gsm etching paper. Arrives rolled in acid-free paper within a crush-proof circular art mailing tube.

 

Framed Print: External measurements 55cm width x 70cm height. Internal painting same dimensions as unframed print (32.5cm x 40cm). Made with a luxury deep-bevel mount, black real ramin wood frame and premium synthetic glass cover. Ready to hang straight out of the box. The ultimate present. Arrives in dedicated art packaging for framed paintings to protect during transit.