The trophies for the winners of the Tour de France provide a fascinating interplay between soft curves and precise lines, which widen towards the top. They are thereby reminiscent of a bird’s wings mid-flight. The 60-centimetre-tall and four-kilogramme masterpieces of Czech glass art are manufactured by the Czech company Lasvit and the trophies’ elegant silhouettes are now considered to be a trademark of the Tour de France. Each year we draw on inspiration from new influences when creating the surface of the awards. This year the trophy pays homage to the geometric designs and angular shapes of Czech cubism.