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The Illustrated Lavoro

Illustrated Condor Lavoro for London Nocturne

London's urban backdrop is one of the most dramatic in cycle sport. The Giro d'Italia may have alpine meadows stuffed with ladders of switch backs, but the London Nocturne (10th June) has produced some equally exciting imagery in its 10-year history. The race, which has a new home beneath St. Paul's, takes places in a pocket of the city of London that reeks of history.

JLT Condor pro cycling team have twice claimed the crown in the elite race and, led by Ed Clancy, are aiming for a triple. Condor helped found the hectic night of racing back in 2007. This year our attentions are focused on supporting the Nocturne Fixed Gear Crit. Born from track cycling and evolving via alley cat courier racing, today's fixed gear criteriums are exciting for riders as well as everyday fans. The racing is a crash-filled, crowd-pleasing show of form, ability and community. The unique style of racing requires a unique prize.

For the winners of the individual men and women's races we've designed two unique framesets.

Ben illustrating a frame.

Condor's designer, Ben Spurrier, will illustrate and paint each Columbus-tubed Condor Lavoro. Ben, whose illustrations can be found in our how-to guides section, decided that the artwork and frames will be a celebration of the historic buildings and city streets that we ride between everyday.

Follow our Instagram for updates as Ben applies his illustrations to our handcrafted metal.

Good luck if you're racing on the 10th June—we'll see you out there.

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