Lasvit Tour de France Trophy 2013

The world's most celebrated bicycle race marks its 100th year with a hand-blown crystal trophy

As the 100th Tour de France came to close on Sunday, 21 July, Briton Chris Froome hoisted the trophy for the first time. While the athletic accomplishment is an impressive one, the sculptural trophy itself is commendable as well. Produced by designer Peter Olah for Czech glassmakers Lasvit for the jubilee year of the race, the hand-blown and hand-cut trophy achieves an elegant balance; being …