The Cyclist

465,00

  • Technique Hand-painted resin
  • Size 37 x 12 x 38 cm
SKU: FO85550 Category:
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The Cyclist is a sculpture from the series The Professionals by Guillermo Forchino. Beautiful sculpture as a gift for a birthday or as a corporate gift. Free shipping in the Netherlands (Belgium €8.95) – Delivery time 1-3 working days.

Yoy Ciliberti’s family doctor had advised him to get some exercise because his sedentary lifestyle would get him into trouble. After quitting rugby because he had no feel for it, boxing because he lacked courage and basketball because of height problems, Yoyo looked for a sport he could play sitting down. Cycling seemed the ideal activity. He bought a bike with coaster brakes, which you pedal back to brake, and all the accessories to go with it. “I need to start with something that will test my fitness,” he said firmly to himself. He climbed the highest street in the village; the one paved with cobblestones, and launched himself down the hill. After driving 10 meters, he discovered that braking with his legs was more complicated than he had thought. The 400 meters to the bottom were the longest of his life. For the next two months, he had to sit carefully on a fluffy feather pillow. He sold his bicycle and now plays chess standing up.

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