Tour De France route map linen backed in A- condition
General Classification Winner: Louison Bobet (France)
King of the Mountains Winner: Frederico Bahamontes (Spain)
Points Classification: Ferdi Kubler (Switzerland)
Team Classification Winner: Switzerland
This is the first Tour De France to start outside of France and started in Amsterdam. This was the year that the team time trial competition was reintroduced in the format we know it today. There were two split stages that consisted of a time trial and regular race portion as well.