Green Jersey Tour de France

Green Jersey Tour de France

The green jersey is a term used in road bicycle racing and Grand Tour stage races in particular. This pin represents the Green Jersey for The Tour de France. The green jersey is a distinctive racing jersey worn by the leader in a subsidiary competition. While the overall race leader in the Tour de France will wear the yellow jersey, or maillot jaune, the green jersey (maillot vert) will be worn by the leader in the points competition. Since 2009, the Vuelta a España has also used the green jersey to signify the leader of the points competition. Points are earned in the Tour by sprint points, some of them intermediate, and at the end of every stage. When the route is relatively flat, the sprinters become daredevils at the end, positioning themselves to sprint to the finish line. All kinds of horrible wrecks occur at many of these sprints. Most sprinters have no hope at all to get the general classification (Yellow Jersey) but because there are several stages where they do have a chance their teams work for them for placement and lead out to sprint to the finish.

Location: 15-A5

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