If anyone has missed it in amongst Wimbledon and the destruction of David Haye the Tour de France 2011 started and its been pretty notable so far. Fabian Cancellara has the whip of the tour for me though. More here

Evoking iconography of the classical Greek warrior-state of Sparta, Cancellara’s bikes are emblazoned with the Thracian helmet and the dory, a spear employed by all Spartan warriors. Through the direction and collaboration with Trek’s in-house design team, Hydro 74 created a series of icons including the helmet, spear, shield, and a carved serpentine floral pattern.