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1956 Le Indépendant Tour De France Vintage Poster

  • 1956 Le Courrier Tour De France Vintage Poster


Product Description


  • TITLE: Le Indépendant TDF
  • ARTIST: Anonymous
  • CIRCA: 1956
  • ORIGIN: France
  • SIZE: 19 in. x 24.75 in.

Tour De France route map linen backed in A- condition

General Classification Winner: Roger Walkowiak (France)

King of the Mountains Winner: Charly Gaul (Luxembourg)

Points Classification: Stan Ockers (Belgium)

Team Classification Winner: Belgium


There was no previous Tour winner competing for the 1956 Tour, which had only previously happened in 1903 and 1927. An unknown rider from a regional team, Roger Walkowiak on the Northeast-Center French team, ended up winning the Tour. Many Tour fans dismissed the win as being lucky or unworthy at the time, which Walkowiak took hard; this made him not often speak of his win.


The Tour was ridden at the fastest average speed so far, over 36 km/h. Walkowiak became only the second rider, after Firmin Lambot in the 1922 Tour de France, to win without taking a single stage, and is the only Tour de France winner to date who never won a stage in any year.


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