02 July 2009

Tour de France - Le Cycliste

Le Cycliste by Louis Dollé is part of the Artistes dans la Rue exhibition in Monaco to welcome the Tour de France.

Statistics of the 2009 Tour de France:

180 cyclists.
20 teams.
200,000 visitors expected in Monaco.
350 million television spectators world-wide.
4,500 organisers - media, etc including 650 journalists.
170 vehicles that make up the 'caravan' of the tour.

Some of the Grand Prix stands have not yet been dismantled so that visitors can more easily view the Tour - access free.


Stefan Jansson said...

Cool sculpture. Sweden's best cyclist Thomas Lövkvist was hoping to compete in the Tour this year, but his team had other ideas.

Leif Hagen said...

Bonjour Jilly! Fun sculpture photo! You have posted some great Tour de France bike photos this week! Bravo~!

Sharon said...

I like this photo. It makes me think of a policeman on a bicyle.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

200,000 visitors. It sounds like a good time either to be a bicycle race fan (or at least enjoy the spectacle) or to get out of town.

Louis la Vache said...

Related to this guy?. ;-)

Kate said...

I very much like this sculpture...strong and lean like the cyclists!

Gordon said...

An apt sculpture. I am one of the 350 million TV viewers; watched the time trials at Monaco last night.

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