“Mountains mean a lot to all cyclists. We can feel a bit in awe of them. I wanted to see if I could somehow illustrate the feeling and show the whole mountain at the time I climbed them,” says architect-artist Tim O’Rourke. “I’ve ridden the Iseran 15 times, it’s a joyful climb. It’s bright, the air’s clean and fresh, with some perfect corners near Val d’Isere. The top is more rocky and barren, with snow, ice, and glacial water.”
Tim O'Rourke's depiction of the Col de L'Iseran is one of 21 stories in Rouleur's Tour de France special issue. For more, including limited edition Giclee prints by the London based architect, visit www.roadart.cc
Landmarks is the artistic theme for 2019, featuring the unforgettable places, venues and stages that have made cyclist history for decades.