Vive le Tour! - Condor and Mavic
IT'S TOUR TIME! THREE WEEKS OF THE MOST EXCITING RACING ON THE PLANET. CONDOR HAVE JOINED FORCES WITH LEGENDARY FRENCH WHEEL MAKER MAVIC TO CELEBRATE LE TOUR 2010.
Mavic are famous for their yellow neutral service vehicles supporting the Pro Tour riders in their time of need. The yellow logo of Mavic has become synonymous with the Tour de France, which is race adorned by the colour yellow.
Condor have worked with Mavic to created a special edition bike featuring limited edition Mavic wheels that will be used by the world's top riders at this year's Tour.
The two Condor for Mavic bikes feature within the store window display alongside a Mavic service motorbike and other Mavic memorabilia celebrating the Tour.
Visit the store throughout July to see the complete window.
Condor for Mavic - Baracchi
The special edition Baracchi frame features the famous yellow livery of the Mavic Service Des Courses vehicles. The carbon Baracchi frame is handmade in Italy, just like all Condors, with each carbon tube hand cut and hand wrapped before it was finished in the limited edition design.
The Condor Baracchi is perfect for climbers and endurance riders, with vibration absorbing carbon that smooths the road, dampening road buzz without any power loss.
Find more pictures of the celebratory window and bikes on our Flickr.
Watch and Win with Condor & Mavic
Condor and Mavic are hosting two screenings at cafe-workshop Look Mum No Hands.
Watch two of the major stages of the tour for free on their huge big screen and soak up the atmosphere of the epic race. At every advert break we'll draw names from the raffle pot and give away prizes.
To win - collect a free entry card from Condor Cycles, Gray's Inn Road, and bring it to our screenings at Look Mum No Hands.
When? Sunday 11th July from 2pm. The stage will be shown from 2pm-5pm; Thursday 22nd July from 6pm. The stage will be shown from 7pm-8pm.
Where? Look Mum No Hands, 49 Old Street, London, EC1V 9HX.
About the stages
Join Condor and Mavic to watch Stage 8 and Stage 20. But what is so special about these stages?
Stage 8 - Sunday 11th July
Station des Rousses to Morzine Avoriaz
Don't miss the last 14km. The race will be played out against beautiful scenery and we'll see who is a clear tour contender for the first time.
After warming up the riders on Saturday's stage through medium mountains, the stage takes riders into the high mountains. The stage will give us all a clear indication of who is really up for the challenge. The climb to the popular ski village of Avoriaz is 14km long but steeper than any previous day with an average gradient of 6.1%.
Stage 20 - Sunday 25th July
Longjumeau > Paris Champs-Élysées
The final sprint and the winner of this year's Tour de France will be crowned.
Celebrate the Tour and watch the final day. Enjoy a BBQ at Look Mum No Hands and see the final sprint in style.
Note: Due to the Urban Hill Climb on Thurs 22nd July - the Condor/Mavic screening has changed to Sunday. There is no screening on Thurs 22nd
More about Mavic
The eighteenth issue of Rouleur (on sale, in store, £9), is a unique 168-page insight into the Tour. The milestone issue features an in-depth look at Mavic service courses and the idea behind a fully-professional neutral service course car. The words are set alongside images from our favourite photographer, Gerard Brown (who regularly snaps for Condor).
Excerpt Rouleur's - Service Courses Article:
'Totally out of the blue, Frederic shouts: "Campagnolo, rear, 11 speed!" I have no idea how he spotted it - the break is flying along, heads down - but Moreau is now noticeably slowing with a softening rear tyre and pulling off to the right of the road. The mechanic in the back grabs wheels out from the deat beside him and Frederic aims the car at the verge and onto the grass out of harm's way... The doors are open before the car has stopped. Frederic hops out and the wheel is removed'