Monday, July 03, 2006

Jerseys of The Tour de France

The Green Jersey is awarded to the best all-around finisher on flat, rolling and mountain stages, as well as time trials and sprints. It is often thought of as the sprinters' jersey. Prize: $32,000.

The White Jersey is awarded to the best-placed rider aged 25 or under. Prize: $26,000.

The Polka-dot King of the Mountain (KoM) Jersey is awarded to the rider who most consistently reaches designated summits at the front of the race. Prize: $32,000.

The Yellow Jersey is worn by the overall race leader, who is the rider that has covered the overall distance in the least amount of cumulative time. Prize: $575,000.

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