Col du Tourmalet, Stelvio Pass, Mont Ventoux, Côte de la Redoute, and the Koppenberg. Iconic climbs differing in length, grade and location, but all of which conjure up numerous emotions and moments in cycling history. As iconic as these climbs are, however, they barely resonate with Colombian cyclists and fans. That's because Colombia, with its sizable history in the sport, has it's own climbs. Ones with tremendous amounts of history, lore and statistics to match.
Among the numerous climbs that dot the Andean landscape, three stand well above all others. Páramo de Letras, Alto de Minas, and the Alto de la Línea. One is the longest climb in the world, another defeated Fausto Coppi, while one has actually claimed lives, while giving birth to a generation of escarabajos.
This set of prints celebrates these icons of Colombian cycling.
Printed on uncoated, bright white stock, this set of 11"x16" (27.94cm x 40.64cm) prints ships rolled. Each print shows the profile of the climb, and gives key information about each one. Length, climbing height, and maximum grade.
Dare I say, "suitable for framing"?
Each set also comes with a small booklet detailing the importance of these climbs, a sticker of a cyclist who has made his name on these climbs, and (don't laugh) a piece of coffee-flavored hard candy made by the oldest candy manufacturer in Colombia.
Price, shipping etc.
Each set is $25 plus shipping ($4 within the United States, $16 to Europe, please contact me if you live elsewhere for shipping rates). Orders will ship via USPS in rigid, 3-ply spiral wound tubes.
Payment must be made via PayPal to:
cyclinginquisition - at symbol - gmail.com