2018 Colorado Classic Pro-Cycling Awards – Stage 1 and 2 Vail, Colorado

date: 2018

client: Vail Valley Foundation

location: Vail, Colorado

materials: Steel, brass, aluminum, used bike chain, used bike tube

size: Medals: 5" x 2" Trophies: 9" x 6" x 1.5"


At the 2018 Colorado Classic Stages 1 & 2, hosted by Vail, winners are awarded both medals and trophies, custom-designed and fabricated by Kiitella.
The Medals:
“Gold, silver and bronze” medals — actual metals are solid brass, stainless steel and bronze patina’d brass — in the curvaceous form of a bicycle chain link, ready to open a bottle of Colorado brewed beer, or hold a key… And the neck ribbon?.. a slice of used bike tube. A slick and fully functional award for the podium finishers.
The Trophies:
Vail’s iconic Gore Range is captured in steel, and capped with used bicycle chain, welded to the ridge. Thick, satin-polished “gold, silver and bronze” rings frame a metal printed Colorado Classic logo.