Tour de France, Race Used Directional Signs – Set of 4

$160.00

Set of 4 Tour de France Directional Signs

The Tour de France was organized in 1903 to increase sales for the L’Auto newspaper. Henri Desgrange, the founder of the Tour, thought the ideal endurance race would be so difficult that only one rider would make it to the finish.

Traditionally, the race is held primarily in the month of July. While the route changes each year, the format of the race stays the same with the appearance of time trials, the passage through the mountain chains of the Pyrenees and the Alps, and the finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. The modern editions of the Tour de France consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period and cover around 3,500 kilometers (2,200 mi). The race alternates between clockwise and counterclockwise circuits of France.

At the modern Tour de France, signs are everywhere indicating everything from where the teams should park,  where the press office is located to evacuation routes.  Everything is marked carefully with signs.

As with most things ephemeral, the majority of these race signs are promptly tossed in the trash once the race is finished. The ones that survived, have become quite collectible.

Size: 23.5 x 15.75 inches  (59.5 x 40 cm)

This sign is made of thick corrugated plastic material.

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

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

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Weight2 lbs