The 2012 Tour de France was a watershed moment for cycling in Britain. For many decades the British quietly accepted that road racing was clearly the preserve of others and that any designs on success in them should be limited to Prologue Time Trials and, more recently, sprint stages.
But then a "kid from Kilburn" came along with his track medals and his sideburns and turned the accepted thinking on its head. Aided and abetted by Team Sky's marginal gains, Bradley Wiggins made glorious good on the surprising promise he showed in 2009 and the crashing disappointments of 2010 and 2011.
In 2012, with his home Olympics beckoning, he dominated the race and almost single-handedly changed the course of a nations interest in stage racing. For Wiggins and road racing though, it was all downhill from there. His memorable meat raffle quips on the Champs Elysees would be his last action in the biggest bike race on the planet and never returned to the Tour.
On the fifth anniversary of the occasion, relive Wiggo's 2012 Tour win with this stunning artwork depicting the profile and details of all 21 race days, complete with all daily stage and jersey results.
2012 Tour de France - Yellow
- Gallery quality Hahnemuhle giclée print
- Limited edition of 99, signed and numbered
Size A1 841x594mm, 23 3/8" x 33 1/8"