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          Tour de Lead Graffiti 2011
S T A G E   2 :
          Les Essarts to Les Essarts / 23 km

the project
| clamshell | title page | descriptive page | colophon | postcards | overprint

stages 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | Rest | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | Rest | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 21

Tour de Lead Graffiti Stage 1

In 8 words:
In the team time trial being fifth counts

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Size: 14.75" x 22.5"

Stock: Somerset Textured White 300 gsm

Runs: 5 - copper, green, blue, purple, & gray

Main typography: Clarendon & Clarendon Outline (wood), Euro Bold (metal)

Production notes: handset wood & metal type. The stage / signature block was preprinted using photopolymer plates.

Press: Vandercook Universal III

Completed: 8:45 pm, July 3, 2011

Signatures: Ray Nichols, Jill Cypher, Tray Nichols, & Megan Zottlemeyer

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Description: We improved on our own time for the day finishing two hours earlier than yesterday. Even though after the first day we said we need to get the colors to 2 we actually moved up to 4 runs today. We clearly are not rule followers. The design allowed us to essentially do two lock-ups. One was essentially printed three times in different colors while only making minor adjustments to the position of the numbers to add that wiggle.

Stage 2 was the team time trial. Each team of 9 races as a group and the focus is pure speed. Slipstreaming is a constant. Try to stay as a group. Try to finish together. Go fast.

The stage time for each of the team members is set when the fifth man crosses the finish line.

Several teams lost members to the speed and ended the stage with at least five, but less than the starting 9. Because you have fewer teammates to share the workload it is harder to maintain the speed and it probably cost at least two teams a shot at wearing the Yellow Jersey.

The typography for this piece was taken from what we started referring to as 'Megan's wiggle." There is a graceful slithering to the team when the camera is looking right up their backs when riding in a tight formation. Bikes move a few inches away from the wheel-to-wheel alignment and the torquing movement of their spines move back and forth with the peddling motion. It is a nice sense of ballet. Our guest contributor was especially taken by that image.

Because of a great effort by Team Garmin - Cervelo (an American team) Thor Hushovd moved into the Yellow Jersey.

People we are watching closely include

Thor Hushovd gained time moving from 3rd to 1st place - 00'06 > 00'00"
Cadel Evans gained time moving from 2nd place to 3rd place - 00'03 > 00'01"
Andy Schleck gained time moving from 33rd - 6th place - 00'06 > 00'04"
Alberto Contador lost time moving from 82rd to 75th - 01'20 > 01'42"

Thor Hushovd will wear the Yellow Jersey on Stage 3 with a collective time of 5h 06'25".

Our effort to this point is 31h 30'00" with the total number of runs standing at 10.