Victory Salutes: Contador | Cycling Art Print


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El Pistolero… one of the bravest, most attacking riders of his generation. A rider prepared to fail in order to succeed, the very definition of panache. 

La Vuelta, 2012.  One final stage of the Vuelta remaining before the ceremonial lap of Madrid and Alberto Contador’s race was in tatters. Out of form, and roundly beaten by his rivals, he admitted his race was run. The high mountains were finished and the rolling stage to Fuente Dé was not challenging enough to promise large time gaps. But Contador was not to be told. On a short descent 52 kilometres from the finish he attacked… a suicidal move. But as the minutes ticked by his lead grew and grew and panic spread through the peloton: the impossible suddenly seemed possible.

Slowly, desperately, they reeled him in, too little, too late. Contador won the stage, and the Vuelta, and never before or since was his famous ‘pistolero’ victory salute more warranted. El Pistolero - ‘the gunman’ - had blown the race apart.

Product Details

- Frames are individually handmade by us in our print studio.

- We use lovely FSA certified solid hard wood (British Ash).

- Very high quality Acrylic Glass (hard to tell the difference from real glass).

- Giclee print, archival ink on acid-free, gallery-grade art paper.

- Each print is meticulously hand-trimmed and printed to order in our print studio.

- Frames are carefully prepared, taped, sealed (by us) and provided with saw-tooth hangers.


- Unframed prints are prepared for dispatch within 24 hours of order.

- Please allow a 3-5 day turnaround of framed prints.

- Once ready, all framed orders are shipped for next day (tracked) delivery within a one-hour time slot.

- Framed prints are dispatched using custom-made packaging to ensure safe transit.

- Each frame includes a label on the reverse showing it was framed (by hand, by us) in our studio.


- Medium Poster A3 (No Mount) 420x297mm.  Frame Size 450x327x34mm

- Medium Poster A3  (Mounted) 420x297mm.  Frame Size 627x450x34mm

- Large Poster A2 (No Mount) 594x420m.  Frame Size 627x450x34mm

- Framing available for Medium and Large prints only.

- For mounted prints, we use a Medium (A3) print then mount it in a Large (A2) frame