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...]

Simon Clarke Wins Polka Dot Jersey at La Vuelta a Espana

Simon Clarke wrote history on Sunday when he clinched the mountain classification jersey at the Vuelta a EspaƱa after three weeks of racing. In his Grand Tour debut, the 26-year-old delivered ORICA-GreenEDGE their first Grand Tour jersey, the second polka dot jersey for Australia. "I think this was even more exciting than it might have been because it was unexpected," said Clarke. "With a … [Read more...]

Voeckler Virtually Secures Polka Dot Jersey

PEYRAGUDES, France, July 19, 2012 (AFP) - Frenchman Thomas Voeckler took a step towards a coveted appearance on the podium of the Tour de France after virtually securing the race's polka dot jersey Thursday. Voeckler has given his Europcar team two stage wins on the 99th edition, his most recent coming Wednesday when he won an epic mountain stage to a downhill finish in … [Read more...]

Charteau Is Crowned Tour’s King Of The Mountains

COL DU TOURMALET, France - Anthony Charteau was rewarded for his consistent racing on the Tour de France climbing stages with the polka dot jersey for the race's best climber on Thursday. Charteau, who races for the Bbox-Bouygues team, went into the final climbing stage of this year's race, a 174km ride from Pau to the Col du Tourmalet, with a 15-point lead on fellow Frenchman Christophe … [Read more...]

Pellizotti Tightens Grip On Polka Dot Jersey

by Justin Davis BOURG-SAINT-MAURICE, France, July 21, 2009 (AFP) - Italian Franco Pellizotti took another step towards being crowned 'King of the Mountains' at the Tour de France by tightening his grip on the climbers' polka dot jersey on Tuesday. On the second of three days in the Alps the Liquigas rider was one of the main protagonists in an early breakaway group, which he instigated … [Read more...]

Tour de France 2008 Climbs – Nine Stages – Including Alpe-d’Huez

PARIS, June 27, 2008 (AFP) - The nine medium-to-high mountains stages featuring on this year's 95th edition of the Tour de France which begins in Brest on July 5 and ends in Paris on July 27: Stage 6 (Aigurande - Super-Besse, 195 km) Col de la Croix-Morand, 8 km at 5.1 percent average gradient Super-Besse climb, 11 km at 4.7 percent Stage 7 (Brioude - Aurillac, 158 km): … [Read more...]