The Tour de France was established in 1903 and is the most prestigious cycling race in the world. The event has never missed a year except during the two World Wars.
Since its inception, the logo of the race has gone through several changes. The current logo was created in 2002 by French designer, Joel Guenoun, to mark the race’s 100th anniversary and it has remained unchanged since then.
The logo features a playful brush script typeface and a bright yellow circle representing the famous yellow jersey that is worn by the leader of the race throughout the various stages and which is ultimately awarded to the winner of the race itself.
The yellow circle also forms a wheel as part of the bicycle and rider, cleverly hidden within the design of the word ‘tour’.
Undoubtedly a classic logo for a classic sporting event.