Le Grand Départ


The 2020 Tour de France finally gets underway in the city of Nice, after a year of global turmoil. The sights, the views, the speeds are such a welcome relief to all cycling fans.

Prints are produced with a small white border which includes the logo of Chris Auld, and are printed onto Hahnemuhle Photo Rag. A 308gsm, white, 100% cotton paper with a smooth surface texture. With its premium matt inkjet coating Photo Rag meets the highest industry standards while preserving the special touch and feel of genuine art paper.

Your print will be hand wrapped in white, acid free tissue paper, and placed carefully into a 3mm thick cardboard tube to ensure safe protection of your prints in transit.

Please note this print is not available for next day UK delivery. Chris Auld Prints are produced individually and made to order. It may take up to 7 working days to produce and dispatch your print.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Markus V.
Incorrect specification of the format

The image and print quality are very good. Unfortunately, the format is given completely wrong. The description does contain a note that the image is printed with a logo on cotton paper. What is missing, however, is the information that therefore the paper no longer has a common format and that there are even lines from ballpoint pens on the paper. So you are forced to cut the picture to size yourself. This is very difficult because of the cotton paper and the printed logo. It is therefore impossible to cut the picture shown on the homepage to size yourself. No matter how you cut it yourself, you either cut off the top edge or half of the logo. Due to the strokes of ballpoint pens on the sides of the paper, it was then also impossible to cut the lateral edges evenly. For the price, a disappointment.

Hi Markus, I'm sorry to hear you're not satisfied with the print. Just to add some comments to your review. The white border exists to ensure you can mount the print in a frame, without having to touch the printed image and risk damaging it - like all prints of this nature.

With prints like these, we always suggest you take the print to a picture framer, who will cut a mount to fit the image to your choosing. Some customers have the mount cut to include the logo, others don't, it's down to your own personal preference. You should never need to cut the paper, as it is not designed to be cut without the correct equipment.

The pen mark is the cutting line. These prints are produced by a fine art printer, and he cuts them by hand, so while each paper size may differ, the image size should always be the sizes stated - A3, or A2. If it's not, then please do let us know. Stuart