The Yellow Jersey Tour de France
The yellow jersey is an iconic symbol of the Tour de France , the famous stage cycling race. This jersey is assigned to the leader of the general classification, that is to the runner who has the lowest overall time.
In this article, we will explore the history, meaning and importance of the yellow jersey of the Tour de France.
History of the Yellow Jersey:
This tradition dates back to the first edition of the Tour de France in 1903.
The yellow mesh was first introduced in the Tour de France in 1919.
This initiative was conceived by the sports magazine "The Auto", which was one of the main sponsors of the race.
The choice of yellow was influenced by the fact that the Tour sponsor, The Car, was yellow.
The first person to wear the yellow jersey was the Belgian rider Eugène Christophe.
Since then, the yellow jersey has become a symbol of excellence in cycling and a dream for many professional cyclists, because it represents the record in the most prestigious race in the world.
The yellow jersey has become an icon of cycling and continues to arouse emotions and aspirations among cyclists and fans around the world.