Damien Hirst Butterfly Bike

Lance is riding the Damien Hirst bike into Paris. Nicknamed the Butterfly Bike, the specially-decaled Madone is part of the Stages series of bikes. Lance has ridden Art Bikes from Stages all year and will auction them with the proceeds benefiting Livestrong.

damien_hirst_bike.jpg Photo uploaded by bikes.trek. More Stages bikes on Flickr.

We posted on the Butterfly earlier in le Tour. This Art Bike is proving controversial with animal rights activists complaining about the dead butterflies used on the bike.

In the past, Damien Hirst has suspended a shark in formaldehyde.

“Hirst bred the butterflies, which were then killed and their wings glued to the hi-tech bike. – London Evening Standard