Mark Cavendish Hangs On In Race For Green Jersey

by Andy Scott SAINT-MALO, France, July 09, 2013 (AFP) - Mark Cavendish lives to fight another day in the race for the green jersey after escaping without punishment despite being at the center of controversy when Dutch rider Tom Veelers was sent crashing to the ground at the end of stage 10 of the Tour de France. Video footage appeared to show the Isle of Man star catching … [Read more...]

The 2013 Tour de France Jerseys Defined

PARIS, June 29, 2013 - A list of the Tour de France jerseys and how they are won in the race, to be held June 29-July 21: Yellow jersey (general classification) Regarded as the symbol of the world's biggest bike race, the yellow jersey, or 'maillot jaune' is also the most prestigious. At the end of the race it is awarded to the rider who has taken the least overall time to complete … [Read more...]

Sagan Secures Tour de France Green Jersey

Peter Sagan Opens His Tdf Bank Account

TOURNAI, Belgium, July 2, 2012 - Slovakian champion Peter Sagan made the Tour de France green jersey his outright, at least temporarily, after a sixth place finish on the race's second stage Monday. But the Liquigas ace admitted taking part in his first bunch sprint on the world's biggest bike race race had been a hair-raising affair. "It's the first time that I've done a sprint on … [Read more...]

Cavendish Wins Stage 11, And Is Now Green With Excitement

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) LAVAUR, France, July 13, 2011 - British sprint king Mark Cavendish made amends for defeat by German rival Andre Greipel by notching up his 18th career victory in the Tour de France in the race's 11th stage on Wednesday. Frenchman Thomas Voeckler, of Europcar, retained the yellow jersey after the 167.5km stage from Blaye-les-Mines to Lavaur, which ended … [Read more...]

Rojas In Green Another Day

Spaniard profits from intermediate sprint to save points top spot despite 12th place in demanding finish of Mûr-de-Bretagne. 160km breakaway by Erviti. He started the day with the aim of keeping his coveted green jersey, and José Joaquín Rojas made a last-minute effort to get onto the podium of the 2011 Tour de France as the leader of the points ranking. The Spaniard from Movistar Team was … [Read more...]

Rojas Switches Jerseys, Now The Green From Le Tour!

Spanish champion leads points ranking at French grandtour following 3rd place in Redon's sprint. Gutiérrez on the break; Intxausti and Amador, struggling but alive. From the blue one of Movistar, to the red-yellow stripes of Spanish champion, and ultimately the green jersey of the points ranking in the Tour de France. José Joaquín Rojas does not stop putting on new clothes in the past two … [Read more...]

‘Cav’ Wants More, Stage Wins And The Green Jersey

by Justin Davis (AFP) LES HERBIERS, France, July 1, 2011 - Sprint king Mark Cavendish is hoping that adding to his impressive tally of stage wins will put him within reach of the Tour de France green jersey, despite the added difficulty of this year's race. Cavendish has been the undisputed sprint master on the world's premier cycling event, notching up a record tally of 15 stage wins … [Read more...]

Schleck Misses Win, But Happy With Mountain Test

by Justin Davis SERFAUS, Austria, June 17, 2011 (AFP) - Andy Schleck gave himself a token boost by pulling on the king of the mountains' green jersey on the final day in the mountains at the Tour of Switzerland Friday. But the Luxemburger, one of the yellow jersey favorites at next month's Tour de France, was upstaged by Belgian Thomas De Gendt for the stage win that would have made his … [Read more...]

Cavendish Gets Green Jersey Good News

PARIS, March 4, 2011 - Britain's Mark Cavendish has been given a potential boost by organizers of the Tour de France after they announcedchanges Friday to the rules concerning the race's points competition, whose prize is the green jersey. Potential 'Kings of the Mountains' meanwhile might find the path to polka dot jersey glory tougher this year after the rules were toughened up. Isle … [Read more...]

Contador Triumphant As Cav Rules Champs Elysees Again

PARIS - Spain's Alberto Contador secured a third Tour de France yellow jersey Sunday after the 20th and final stage to the Champs Elysees won by Briton Mark Cavendish. Cavendish powered to the finish line alone for the second consecutive year to claim his fifth stage success of this year's race and 15th of his career. Italian Alessandro Petacchi, the winner of two stages, finished … [Read more...]