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July 10, 2006

Awesome Race to Replace posters

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originally uploaded by Telstar Logistics.
I was going to banish these cool “hero of the proletariat” style posters to the sidebar, but just couldn't.

These are posted in San Francisco to promote Discovery Channel's “Race To Replace” in Indianapolis. There's at least one more, probably of Hincapie: That light blue below Savoldelli's poster has a Race2Replace logo at the top.

Has anybody seen a full set? Are the posters available anywhere?

Posted by Frank Steele on July 10, 2006 in Paolo Savoldelli, Viatcheslav Ekimov | Permalink


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I saw some tonight in San Francisco and was wondering what they were about. hanks for clarifying.

I can take photos of them, if you'd like. Doubt I could steal a set of the real thing for you, though.

Posted by: PeterD at Jul 11, 2006 1:41:49 AM

There's a bigger vesrion of the Savoldelli poster as well a Popoyvch one on Flickr :

Posted by: Alex at Jul 11, 2006 2:08:40 AM

I'm not too big on posters myself, but these were much too cool to dismiss, so I did a bit of looking around, and found that some guy tried to see these on e-bay a little while ago. Run a search, and be sure to check the "completed items" box. Did a quick google search too... came up with Hincapie, Danielson, and Popo's.

Posted by: dido at Jul 11, 2006 2:36:21 AM

Wow- we really need to find out where to get these. Time to do some googling...

Posted by: Shawn at Jul 11, 2006 3:07:42 AM

I found two full size scans (24x36) of the Hincapie and Danielson posters via Google at http://users.icubed.com/~mayhew/john

They are VERY cool. Don't know why they have them, why only these two, or if they were meant to be seen, but....

Watch out for copyright issues...

Posted by: Shawn at Jul 11, 2006 3:53:42 AM

From what I've found on google apparently you were supposed to get a poster if you signed up for the race2replace itself. There are six posters total. The poster givaway is not in the current race description so I don't know why they changed it.

I sent email to the Discovery team fan club begging shamelessly for the posters. They are way super awesome.

Posted by: Laura Lemay at Jul 11, 2006 1:29:14 PM

There are two right around the corner from me in NYC! I have a Hincapie one with wings (pretty sweet) and I also have a Popo one. It sounds kind of ridiculous but I was so excited when I saw them walking home from work the other day that I did a double take.

Posted by: moxy at Jul 11, 2006 1:39:12 PM

Actually, at least the Savoldelli poster isn't a Soviet-style hero-of-the-proletariat pose - it's an Italian-style Michelangelo's-David. Not sure about Eki, but seems to be a I-am-supreme-badass-Russki-tourminator-from-the Russian-steppes thing going on there.

Let's hope at least one of them actually lives up to some of the hype and finishes in the top 10 - as usual, the mountains will have the final say, even if it's taken this year's TdF a full week-and-a-frickin'-half to get to the first sniff of a real climb. Whoever did the route planning and decided to nix the TTT is in dire need of a severe flogging.

Posted by: ewmayer at Jul 11, 2006 1:47:53 PM

Superb...parroted propaganda techniques from murderous fascist/totalitarian regimes...

Where's the Hincapie dressed as Che Guevara poster?

Posted by: Jason O'Connell at Jul 11, 2006 5:44:46 PM


Posted by: erik at Jul 11, 2006 8:06:23 PM

Thanks for posting this. My husband and I live in SF and we have been wondering about them since they appeared in our neighborhood a couple of days ago.

Posted by: elle at Jul 11, 2006 10:35:52 PM

Hey guys,
My boyfriend, Tavis Coburn www.taviscoburn.com, designed the Race To Replace posters and he's been receiving waves of emails relating to poster sales. If you're interested in purchasing posters, I'd send email/phone requests to the Discovery Network. They determine whether or not the posters will be sold to the public.

I love them too! Tav's psyched about your feedback.


Posted by: Laura at Jul 21, 2006 11:28:45 AM


Cool. Would Tav be interested in talking more about them with us on Bike Hugger? You can tell much passion for cycling went into that artwork.

Posted by: DL Byron at Jul 21, 2006 11:41:07 AM

The whole set is available as fridge magnets at Discovery stores if you buy any cycling related item!

Posted by: Lina at Jul 22, 2006 3:30:45 AM

Those of you interested in getting some of the Race2Replace stuff from TDF may want to check out this link...


Cheers, hope to hear from you guys.

Posted by: Soumik at Sep 11, 2006 12:11:45 PM

I got a full set on eBay. They are absolutely gorgeous, the color, the heavy weight of the paper. Seriously, they are beautiful individually, but the full set is breathtaking. I can't wait to get them framed. Anyone else who is interested in owning a full set should keep an eye on eBay. They are rare, but it's the only way to get them and totally worth it.

Posted by: Anne at Feb 15, 2007 9:39:21 PM

I just posted a set of 6 of these on Ebay. Item number: 330131885188.

Posted by: Mark at Jun 8, 2007 10:37:06 PM

I may be able to find some sets what have people been paying for these posters?

Posted by: Christian at Jul 24, 2008 7:32:05 PM

I have a set of these that are still sealed in the tube they came in. Contact me for more info.

Posted by: Mark at Jun 25, 2009 3:48:55 PM

I have a poster of the Race 2 Replace for sell if anyone is interested in giving me a good price.


Posted by: julie at Jul 1, 2009 1:24:49 PM