The elegant silhouette of the trophies, which are produced by the Czech company Lasvit, has since become a hallmark of the Tour de France. Every year, we are inspired by new impressions for the surface design. This year, the 60-centimetre four-kilogram masterpieces of Czech glass art pay tribute to a traditional glass-grinding technique called ‘Spitzstein’. Mastering this technique requires years of dedication. The trophies for this year’s winners of the Tour de France have been produced by a 75-year-old glass cutter, who has perfected the technique over the course of his decades-long career. Production of each trophy took three days.