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This is an interesting contemporary newspaper map of the 1957 Tour de France, the 44th edition of the world's most famous bicycle race.  This map shows French Departments with climbs (including the famous Aubisque and Tourmalet cols) and cities along the Tour. At the bottom of the map, blank slots are printed for fans to annotate the winners of each stage.

Shown on the map are the various favorites for winning the Tour, including Anquetil (shown over Normandie) who would win the first of his five races in this year. The 1957 Tour would prove to a blowout for the French national team, who won the team classification nearly every day, and won the individual stage classification 12 times out of 22. This followed their very unsuccessful showing in the 1956 edition.

This map was printed by Miroir-Sprint, a French sports newspaper headquartered in Paris. Advertisements for Perrier, Trigano camping products, and Schneider televisions appear around the edges of the map.