1961 Cinzano Tour De France Original Vintage Bicycle Poster
- TITLE: Tour De France 1961
- ARTIST: Anonymous
- CIRCA: 1961
- ORIGIN: France
- SIZE: 15 in. x 22.5 in.
Colorful A- Condition linen backed race fan poster with space for individual stage information to be hand written in by the fan that owned the poster.
1961 Race statistics
4397 km (2732 miles)
21 stages including one split stage
General Classification: Jacques Anquetil, France
King of the Mountains: Imorio Massignan, Italy
Points Champion: Andre Darrigade, France
Team Champion France
Jacques Anquetil had won the 1957 Tour de France but had been to unable to repeat due to illness, tiredness and struggle within the French team. For 1961, he asked the team captain Marcel Bidot to make a team that would only ride for him, and Bidot agreed. Anquetil announced before the race that he would take the Yellow Jersey as leader of the general classification on the first day, and wear it until the end of the race in Paris. This was technically true as he lost the first half of the opening split stage but gained the Yellow Jersey on the second half of the split stage on the first day and carried it all the way to Paris.