Czech glass manufacturer Lasvit is designing a crystal trophy for the winner of the international bicycle race, the Tour de France.
The trophy is created from a single piece of hand-blown crystal glass and decorated with cutting.
Designer Peter Olah was inspired by the dynamics and atmosphere of the prestigious cycling race for the silhouette design of the trophy.
“I’m pleased Czech crystal has become an integral part of the famous Tour de France. Designing trophies for each subsequent year is always a new challenge for us. This year we took our inspiration from the very spirit of Tour de France, the moment when racers compete in the peloton wheel-to-wheel. The rotating décor of the trophy is a direct reflection of the spinning wheels of the best-of-the-best,” said Olah.
Each trophy weighs nearly four kilograms and stands over 60cm tall. Each piece is composed of precise cuts that within their crystalline form evokes a rotating shape.