Tour de France Lion

$750.00

The Tour de France Lion reigns supreme as the most recognizable race mascot in cycling.

To anyone who follows the Tour de France, the cuddly toy lion awarded to the yellow jersey wearer daily is instantly recognizable as a racing icon. The lion made its first appearance in 1987 as a marketing tool by the French Bank Crédit Lyonnais (now called LCL), the Yellow Jersey corporate sponsor. The lion, a long-time symbol of the bank, was the perfect thing to turn into an easily recognizable stuffed animal to award the Yellow Jersey winners.

There is something both charming and kitsch about these lions, particularly those from 10-plus years ago. Each year, they are slightly different, and even within a year, the details of the faces are quite unique.

Size: 17 inches tall  (43 cm)

Each lion is unique and a one-of-a-kind item; please look carefully at the photos to determine the condition.

Only 1 left in stock

Description

This is a one of a kind item, please look carefully at the photos to determine condition.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs