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A nice dark image showing the route of the 1976 Tour de France. This race started in Saint-Jean-de-Monts, then passed through Caen, Bornem, Verviers, Nancy, Mulhouse, the Alps, the Pyrenees, Auch, Bourdeaux, and Clermont-Ferrand before finishing at the Champs Elysees. Hors-Categorie climbs included L'Alpe D'Huez, the Tourmalet, the Col D'Aubisuqe, and the Puy de Dome.

The route is shown on an attractive map of France, printed in blue and white, and showing roads, towns, and topography. The colors of the various teams are shown off of the coast of Britanny, and the stages explained with their total mileage.

This was a surprisingly hotly contested edition of the tour, with Freddy Maertens initially taking the lead in his debut Tour. Eventually, the mountain stages favored the specialists Bernard Thevenet, Joop Zoetemelk, and Lucien Van Impe, with Van Impe taking a convincing lead by the 19th stage.

The map was printed by the Miroir du Cyclisme and sponsored by several cycling-related companies.