You Are What You Ride: Two French Designers Create Illustrated Bike Taxonomy

Posted by Yasha Wallin

This year the Tour de France turns 100 years old. In celebration of their country's legacy, French illustrators and designers Romain Bourdieux and Thomas Pomarelle of Cyclemon have created a series of posters in an homage to the race, and bike riding in general. The illustrations playfully stereotype what kind of rider you are based on your wheels, including weirdos, hipsters, grandpas, and cougars all in the mix.

While the Tour de France has been plagued with a bit of controversy lately—Lance Armstrong, and the fact that women still aren't allowed to compete in the games—a love of cycling is universal. Check out their clever animation, and images below, and let us know what kind of cyclist you are in the comments.

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Image courtesy of Cyclemon