Pro-cyclist tattoo tales, answers part 3 plus Pinot
It finishes here in part 3 together with the addition of one more cyclist, Thibaut Pinot who rides for FDJ BigMat. His tattoo is so perfectly written, so perfectly placed. Millions of viewers caught a glimpse of it when he raised his arms in victory while winning Stage 8 of the 2012 Tour de France in Porrentruy.
Etched on the back of his right upper arm, Pinot’s tattoo reads: “Sollo la vitoria e bella.”
“Only victory is beautiful.” Indeed, Pinot.
Ten tatto tales, ten answers
Whose tattoo do you like the best?
Tattoo 1, a heart, belongs to Elia Viviani on Liquigas-Cannondale. (photo by Mary Topping)
- Tattoo 1
Tattoo 2 appears on Ian Boswell’s hip; it’s a Scottish family crest. Boswell is on the development team Bontrager Livestrong. (photo by Mary Topping)
- Tattoo 2
Tattoo 3 decorates the back of Matt Wilson, Orica-GreenEDGE. (photo by Mary Topping)
Mauro Santambrogio of BMC Racing Team is the owner of Tattoo 4. (crop of photo by Sean Weide)
Tattoo 5 graces the arm of Gregory Rast of RadioShack Nissan Trek. (crop of photo via RadioShack Nissan Trek)
Tattoo 6, a fire-breathing dragon on Sylvain Chavanel’s calf. Chavanel is on Omega Pharma–Quick-Step.
Tattoo 7 across Leigh Howard’s shoulders. Howard rides for Orica-GreenEDGE. (photo by Mary Topping)
- Tattoo 7
Yes, tattoo 8 is Jakob Fuglsang’s of RadioShack Nissan Trek. In 2007 he won the U-23 mountain bike world championship.
Adam Myerson’s arms carry Tattoo 10. (photo by Roxanne King)
Myerson describes his tattoos a bit in this blog. An excerpt: “I have an arm full of dinosaur images because I grew up in love with dinosaurs like most little boys…”
[Many thanks to Laurie Beylier, Sean Weide, Team RadioShack Nissan Trek, and Roxanne King for their photos for this series.]