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Old 07-17-04, 04:55 PM   #1
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The Official "What The Jerseys Mean" Thread.

I am a newbie. What do all of the different jerseys mean? I at least know what the yellow one means...
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Old 07-17-04, 04:58 PM   #2
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Green -- Best Sprinter
Polka Dot -- King of the Mountains (Best Climber)
White -- Best Young Rider (under 25)
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Old 07-17-04, 05:01 PM   #3
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Now you know what all the TDF Jerseys mean
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Yellow=Completed the TdF, to date, in the least amount of time.

White=Completed the TdF, to date, in the least amount of time of all contenders under the age of 25.

Green=Collected the most points by passing designated sprint lines ahead of other riders. The first rider across the sprint line gets a certain number of points. The second rider gets less, etc. The daily stage finish is also a sprint line.

Polka Dot=Collected the most points by reaching the summit of categorized climbs ahead of other riders. Points are awarded on a sliding scale, like the green jersey competition.

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A r t i c l e 2 5 - Rankings
a) GENERAL INDIVIDUAL TIME CLASSIFICATION
The general individual time classification is determined by adding the times of each rider in the 21 stages, taking into account time bonuses and penalties.
b)GENERAL INDIVIDUAL POINTS CLASSIFICATION
The general individual points classification will be determined by adding the points obtained in the prologue and the individual stage classification, in accordance with the following scales and taking into account time penalties:
c) BEST CLIMBER CLASSIFICATION
The best climber classification is determined by adding the points won in all mountain and hill climbs, [...]
d) YOUNG RIDERS CLASSIFICATION
The young riders classification is open only to riders born after January 1st 1979.
e) GENERAL TEAM CLASSIFICATION
The general team classification is determined by adding each team's best three individual times for the prologue and every stage.
In the event of a tie in the general classification, the order of teams is determined based on the number of stage wins by team, then their number of second places, and so on until a number of places obtained by one of them enables them to be finally placed.
A team reduced to fewer than 3 riders is eliminated from the general team classification.
f) MOST AGGRESSIVE RIDER CLASSIFICATION
This prize is awarded to the rider who displays the most effort and sportsmanship.The recipient of the most aggressive rider is decided on during the road racing stages by a panel chaired by the race manager.
The general classification is determined by adding the points given by all members of the panel in each one of the road racing stages.
In the event of a tie in the final general classification, the order is determined based on riders' placings in the general individual time classification.
Competitors must finish the Tour de France in order to be placed in the most aggressive rider classification.
Read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tour_de_France#The_Jerseys
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Most Aggresive Rider has a red number, not a different jersey.
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I thought it was a blue number.
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I thought it was a blue number.
It is.
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Green -- Best Sprinter
Polka Dot -- King of the Mountains (Best Climber)
White -- Best Young Rider (under 25)
I think the rules this year are that in the KOTM the last 'official' climb of the stage counts double the points scored.
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I thought it was a blue number.
Most aggressive rider of the previous stage wears a blue number.

Most aggressive rider of the whole tour wears a red number.
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A few that have not been mentioned:

- Riders who won this years national championships are wearing "national themed" jersey. Ex: Klöeden
- The reigning world champion would be wearing a white jersey with rainbow stripes across. But last years champion, Igor Astarloa, is not in the tour. I cant remember if the Time Trial World Champion (the suspended David Millar) also gets a jersey. I think he only gets to put the rainbow rings on his sleeves.
- Past world champions get to put rainbow rings on their sleeves. Michael Rasmussen has these as former mountainbike world champion.
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The Time Trail champ can wear a World Champion jersey during a TT.

Lance Armstrong can wear World Champion stirpes on his jersey, but has elected not to this year.

Any rider with any recognized world championship, including track racers, can wear those stripes on his jersey. Sturat O'Grady wears them from a track championship.
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Thanks for clearing that up. I was wondering why I saw Kloeden in German colors instead of the pink of T-Mobile.
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The Time Trail champ can wear a World Champion jersey during a TT.

Lance Armstrong can wear World Champion stirpes on his jersey, but has elected not to this year.

Any rider with any recognized world championship, including track racers, can wear those stripes on his jersey. Sturat O'Grady wears them from a track championship.
Would Astarloa have had to give up a World Champion jersey on TT days?
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