Rating the Grand Tour and Monument Trophies

Once again, we’re back with some hard hitting journalism. The trophy the winner receives at the end of a race is carefully designed, and made to look nice, so just which one is best?

Giro D’Italia

10/10

This trophy is just so perfect, it’s so pleasing on the eye, it’s modern and it is so unique. I think this trophy’s beauty genuinely goes beyond any I have seen in any sport across the globe. What’s even better is that it comes with the best colour leaders jersey, and would just a complete honour for any rider to win.

Tour De France

7/10

Now, the Tour De France has a few trophies, but this is the one given to all the jersey winners. This is a fairly nice trophy, but it does bare quite a striking resemblance to the more modern football trophies. Also, a winner of this race would much rather show off their yellow jersey over this trophy.

La Vuelta

4/10

This is so underwhelming compared to the other two, it’s not particularly aesthetic and is very dull. It’s a massive shame that ASO don’t create a nicer more modern looking trophy for La Vuelta, rather than just an over-sized dinner plate.

Milan – San Remo

8/10

This trophy’s only flaw is the fact it does look slightly dated. I really enjoy the attempt to incorporate the logo into a trophy, and this does make it look extra unique. And, what’s more, you can easily go and enjoy a game of ring-toss to wind down after the race.

Ronde Van Vlaanderen

4/10

I mean, I guess this one will have its fans for people who appreciate the craftsmanship of the trophy. For me though, it is simply not up to scratch with a lot of the other trophies we see in cycling. Maybe they should look to modernise the design drastically to create a perfect harmony

Paris – Roubaix

6/10

Now, whilst I’m assuming the design for this trophy was a long a scientific process, I think it is really nice and simplistic. It also is perfectly traditional, and likely will not ever appear dated thanks to its extraordinary heritage.

Liege-Bastogne-Liege

5/10

This is a nice looking trophy, just a bit too generic for my liking. I feel a monument should have a really distinctive trophy, and whilst this trophy is aesthetic, it just feels like it’s straight off the shelf of your local trophy shop.

Il Lombardia

5/10

Just another average looking trophy to my eyes, nothing particularly special about it. I’m not sure if it’s meant to be a bike wheel, but to me it just looks like a 1950s F1 steering wheel.

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