Tour de France - Jerseys explained! - Phil Cox

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People who love cycling will no doubt have been glued to the TV for the last 11 days soaking up the Tour de France spectacle, I know I have. Although I am not a road racer, I can appreciate the sheer effort and physical ability of the riders; some of the hills they climb at speed are simply out of reach for us mere mortals.

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Getting to know all the written and unwritten rules has been (and still is) a bit of a chore…then there is racing etiquette and team tactics…it all seems bewildering to the novice. I found the article below to be very helpful, it essentially explains the jersey’s that can be won during the course of the race. Most people know what the Yellow Jersey represents but what about the White or Polka-dot Jerseys?

Let’s hope that there are no more nasty crashes, the one suffered by Ritchie Porte during a steep downhill section on stage 9 was horrendous. Wishing all of those riders that have been injured on the Tour a speedy recovery.


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