So, I'm at the TdF and I won the opening TT. I get a yellow jersey for my efforts. Yay! The next day, that punk Cavendish wins his umpteenth stage/race of the year. Yeah, okay, yay for him too. Anyway, at the end of the second day I'm still in yellow. Do I get a second yellow jersey? More to the point, the mountain goats come out to play in the Pyranees and I lose my yellow jersey. Do I still have the one I have in my duffel bag from winning the TT and/or the ones I have because I was still in yellow through the first week?
So, is there a brand-new jersey given at each stage that if I'm Fabian and I won the TT I can have at least one the rest of my life that I can hug and squeeze and call George and frame if I want to? Since the first week I stayed in yellow do I get one for each stage I remained in yellow.....? Or, do I have to give back the stinky yellow shirt and it lives on only in my memories?
I remember watching a documentary that had Rolf Aldag and Erik Zabel in it (great movie, btw!), and there's a scene where the two of them are talking and one opens his duffel bag and there's a bunch of jerseys inside of it (must be Zabel?). So, my guess is that the TdF folks make up four new jerseys for each stage... and if you've been in yellow (or green or polka dots or white), you keep that jersey forever and you can have it placed beside you in your casket if you wish....
Anyone here know for sure?