Lance Armstrong’s Special Art Bike with Live Butterflies!

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on July 24, 2009 7:31 pm

The last stage of the Tour de France is Sunday and Lance Armstrong will ride into Paris on a special art bike.  The bicycle was decorated by a British artist named Damien Hirst.  Reportedly, Hirst’s artistic contraption will feature real butterflies shimmering and bright pink logos.

That’s a lot of extra art, but it won’t add any extra weight.  The final stage of the Tour de France, stage 21 from Montereau-Fault-Yonne to Paris Champs-Elysees, is largely ceremonial.  Ceremonial for everyone but the butterflies, that is.

The special bicycle will be auctioned off after the race to benefit Armstrong’s cancer charity and is expected to fetch up to a million bucks.

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