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1956 | July 5 - July 28
Reims - Paris

total distance: 4498.0 km
number of stages: 22

money for winner: 2 000 000 F
money total: 38 000 000 F

Roger Walkowiak | Nord-Est-Centre | France | age: 29
time: 124hr 1min 16sec | average speed: 36.268 km/h
2nd place: Gilbert Bauvin (+ 1min 25sec)
3rd place: Jan Andriaenssens (+ 3min 44sec)
winning team: Belgium
number of participants: 120
finished: 88
not finished: 32
Jerseys winners:

 Roger Walkowiak
 Stan Ockers
 Charly Gaul


Tour de France start:

Statistic of the riders:
Route length:
(compared with longest route in 1926 - 5745 km)

 4 498 / 5 745 
 78,3%


Stages

number of stages in this year*: 23 | display finish towns on map
*total number of posibbilities to win the stage

STAGES - start, finish, length, winner, time, average speed
1Reims - Liège  223.0 km  FRA  André DARRIGADE  5:19:15  41.9 km/h
2Liège - Lille  217.0 km  BEL  Fred DE BRUYNE  6:35:31  32.9 km/h
3Lille - Rouen  225.0 km  ITA  Arigo PADOVAN  6:34:31  34.2 km/h
4aLes Essarts - Les Essarts  15.1 km  LUX  Charly GAUL  0:22:19  40.6 km/h
4bRouen - Caen  125.0 km  FRA  Roger HASSENFORDER  2:56:44  42.4 km/h
5Caen - Saint-Malo  189.0 km  FRA  Joseph MORVAN  4:51:49  38.9 km/h
6Saint-Malo - Lorient  192.0 km  BEL  Fred DE BRUYNE  4:39:19  41.2 km/h
7Lorient - Angers  244.0 km  ITA  Alessandro FANTINI  5:59:20  40.7 km/h
8Angers - La Rochelle  180.0 km  ESP  Miguel POBLET  4:14:56  42.4 km/h
9La Rochelle - Bordeaux  219.0 km  FRA  Roger HASSENFORDER  5:31:00  39.7 km/h
10Bordeaux - Bayonne  201.0 km  BEL  Fred DE BRUYNE  4:59:39  40.2 km/h
11Bayonne - Pau  255.0 km  ITA  Nino DEFILIPPIS  6:35:57  38.6 km/h
12Pau - Luchon  130.0 km  LUX  Jean-Pierre SCHMITZ  3:54:40  33.2 km/h
13Luchon - Toulouse  176.0 km  ITA  Nino DEFILIPPIS  4:49:46  36.4 km/h
14Toulouse - Montpellier  231.0 km  FRA  Roger HASSENFORDER  5:26:05  42.5 km/h
15Montpellier - Aix-en-Provence  204.0 km  FRA  Joseph THOMIN  5:01:10  40.6 km/h
16Aix-en-Provence - Gap  203.0 km  FRA  Jean FORESTIER  5:30:15  36.9 km/h
17Gap - Torino  234.0 km  ITA  Nino DEFILIPPIS  6:42:09  34.9 km/h
18Torino - Grenoble  250.0 km  LUX  Charly GAUL  8:14:11  30.4 km/h
19Grenoble - Saint-Étienne  173.0 km  BEL  Stan OCKERS  5:32:08  31.3 km/h
20Saint-Étienne - Lyon  73.0 km  ESP  Miguel BOVER  1:46:57  41.0 km/h
21Lyon - Montluçon  237.0 km  FRA  Roger HASSENFORDER  7:04:02  33.5 km/h
22Montluçon - Paris  331.0 km  ITA  Gastone NENCINI  9:28:05  35.0 km/h


Winners of stages in 1956 by nations (5):

 nation  No.wins share (%)
 FRA  8 
 34,78% 
 ITA  6 
 26,09% 
 BEL  4 
 17,39% 
 LUX  3 
 13,04% 
 ESP  2 
 8,70% 



Winners of stages in 1956 by cyclists (15):

 name  No.wins share (%)
 Roger HASSENFORDER  4 
 17,39% 
 Fred DE BRUYNE  3 
 13,04% 
 Nino DEFILIPPIS  3 
 13,04% 
 Charly GAUL  2 
 8,70% 
 André DARRIGADE  1 
 4,35% 
 Miguel BOVER  1 
 4,35% 
 Stan OCKERS  1 
 4,35% 
 Jean FORESTIER  1 
 4,35% 
 Joseph THOMIN  1 
 4,35% 
 Jean-Pierre SCHMITZ  1 
 4,35% 
 Miguel POBLET  1 
 4,35% 
 Alessandro FANTINI  1 
 4,35% 
 Joseph MORVAN  1 
 4,35% 
 Arigo PADOVAN  1 
 4,35% 
 Gastone NENCINI  1 
 4,35% 



Ascents

number of ascents in this year*: 17 | display ascents on map
*ascents of the second, first and "hors" category

THE ALPES [7]
Col de la Sentinelle (980 m):  FRA  Jean FORESTIER
Croix de Fer (2067 m):  FRA  René MARIGIL
Izoard (2361 m):  FRA  Valentin HUOT
Luitel (1262 m):  LUX  Charly GAUL
Mont-Cenis (2083 m):  ESP  Federico BAHAMONTES
Montgenèvre (1850 m):  FRA  Valentin HUOT
Sestrières (2033 m):  LUX  Charly GAUL
THE PYRENEES [7]
Aspin (1490 m):  ITA  Nino DEFILIPPIS
Aubisque (1709 m):  FRA  Valentin HUOT
Col de Latrape (1100 m):  LUX  Charly GAUL
Col des Ares (797 m):  ITA  Bruno MONTI
Peyresourde (1569 m):  LUX  Jean-Pierre SCHMITZ
Portet d’Aspet (1069 m):  LUX  Charly GAUL
Soulor (1474 m):  ESP  Federico BAHAMONTES
Other mountains [3]
Col de la Croix de l’Homme Mort (1163 m):  FRA  Jean FORESTIER
Col de la République (Grand Bois) (1161 m):  BEL  Stan OCKERS
Crêt de l’Oeillon (1210 m):  ESP  Federico BAHAMONTES


Winners of ascents in 1956 by nations (5):

 nation  No. wins share (%)
 FRA  6 
 35,29% 
 LUX  5 
 29,41% 
 ESP  3 
 17,65% 
 ITA  2 
 11,76% 
 BEL  1 
 5,88% 



Winners of ascents in 1956 by cyclists (9):

 name  No. wins share (%)
 Charly GAUL  4 
 23,53% 
 Valentin HUOT  3 
 17,65% 
 Federico BAHAMONTES  3 
 17,65% 
 Jean FORESTIER  2 
 11,76% 
 Jean-Pierre SCHMITZ  1 
 5,88% 
 Stan OCKERS  1 
 5,88% 
 Nino DEFILIPPIS  1 
 5,88% 
 René MARIGIL  1 
 5,88% 
 Bruno MONTI  1 
 5,88% 



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