I've been searching around the Internet for articles containing illustrations of the icons that were placed on Lance Armstrong's bikes during the Tour de France. I think that the icons are really interesting and I want to understand the inspiration behind the project better. The most informative article I've found in these respects is Mark Smith Q&A on the Lance Icons, an article from Freshness which is a on-line magazine about sneakers, toys, and urban culture.
According to the article, Mark Smith fully developed the icons for the project that were originally designed by a graphic artist who calls himself Futura. (For more information about Futura, see his website http://www.futuralaboratories.com.)
The Freshness article includes a page containing illustrations of all 40 icons that currently make up the series with captions indicating the meaning of most of them.