1953 Tour De France Original Vintage Bicycle Poster
- TITLE: Tour De France Route Map
- ARTIST: Anonymous
- CIRCA: 1953
- ORIGIN: France
- SIZE: 18.75 in. x 24.5 in.
Original A- Condition Vintage Bicycle Poster linen backed
Tour De France fan route map with place to hand write stage winners.
General Classification Winner: Louison Bobet (France)
Points Classification Winner: Fritz Schar (Switzerland)
King of the Mountains Winner: Jesus Lorono (Spain)
Team Classification Winner: Netherlands
Changes were made in the 1953 Tour. Only one time trial was used, instead of two the previous year, time bonuses for the first cyclist to cross a mountain top were removed, there were fewer mountain stages and the number of cyclists per team was increased from 8 to 10. All these changes were bad for 1952's winner Fausto Coppi, who had gained significant time in 1952 in the time trials and mountain stages. The Tour operators were accused of favoring French riders