With their vintage bicycles and attire, the cyclists are shown in a retro style, recalling the appearance of the Tour de France in the 1950s and 1960s. With the sun blazing brightly in the sky, the artwork’s background depicts a peek of the other racers and the hilly landscape. The French colours dominate the sky, and the retro style evokes a sense of simplicity and nostalgia. One of the world’s most renowned and esteemed bicycle competitions, the Tour de France debuted in 1903 and has grown over the decades to be the pinnacle of professional cycle racing on the road. It garners worldwide media attention and draws millions of roadside spectators. It is the largest public sporting event in the world as far as spectators go. The artwork’s theme is the history and nostalgia of the Tour de France and the sense of tradition and heritage that the race evokes. The use of a retro style and the composition captures the essence of movement, effort and simplicity of the early days of the tour. The setting of the artwork, with the picturesque, rural landscape, further emphasizes the sense of tradition and heritage that the tour de France represents. Perfect for the cycling enthusiast and retro poster art lover.