Thirty-nine van Gogh monuments
Travel plays a major role in the many letters Vincent van Gogh wrote to his loved ones. Various places in Brabant set the inspiring tone for later masterpieces. Thirty-nine of those places meet the criteria for being a Van Gogh Monument. Still separate from all those places Vincent visited in the Netherlands, England, Belgium and France
Personal passion becomes a unique product
Tomas Snels loves road bikes. And Tomas has a thing for Van Gogh (which Brabander doesn’t). He combined these passions in the design of a unique Van Gogh road bike. When he met Jim and Ted Cranen of Unlimited Colors, the plan took off. They developed the Vincent Van Gogh Giant Aero Road Bike – and the Van Gogh Sites Foundation, Giant Benelux and Giant Wordwide joined immediately.
Tomas and Unlimited Colors produce the bikes on request. Each bicycle is unique because of the Vincent van Gogh Sunflowers on the frame. Buyers receive the bicycle with a unique serial number, wall brackets and a floor stand. Naturally, the bike meets all the expectations of a professional Aero Road Bike.
Accelerate through collaboration
Tomas presented the prototype to Giant Benelux and the Van Gogh Sites Foundation. After enthusiastic reception, the parties agreed the following: a part of each sale goes to the Van Gogh Sites Foundation, so each bicycle contributes a little to the preservation of the Van Gogh Monuments in Brabant.
Not long after, the launch during the criterium in Etten-Leur was a great event. The bicycle has now become known worldwide thanks to publications in several magazines, cycling platforms, newspapers and magazines. The one-off production of a TCR model with sunflowers, especially for Tom Dumoulin, generated extra attention.
HISTORY IN IMAGES
Origin of the original idea
The idea to develop a unique Vincent van Gogh road bike came about a few years ago. In this video the history of origin is illustrated in an illustrative way.
TOM DUMOULIN & SUNFLOWER TCR
Unique TCR with Van Gogh’s sunflowers
Als blijk van waardering en de mooie samenwerking van vele jaren, maar ook als huwelijksgeschenk, wilde Giant Tom Dumoulin iets speciaals aanbieden. Al snel ontstond het idee om een speciale editie van de Vincent van Gogh fiets te ontwikkelen op basis van het model waar Tom wereldberoemde overwinningen behaalde; de GIANT TCR.