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What do the jerseys of the 2024 Tour de France mean?

JumboVismas Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard celebrates on the podium with the overall leaders yellow jersey after the 18th stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 184 km between Moutiers and BourgenBresse in the French Alps on July 20 2023 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images

There are four Tour de France classification jerseys awarded after every stage of the three-week race, each recognising different successes and talents in the race.

The iconic yellow jersey is worn by the race leader based on time, the green jersey is awarded to the leader based on points awarded at intermediate sprints and the finishes, the red polka-dot king of the mountains jersey is based on points awarded on categorised climbs, while the white best young rider’s jersey is another based on time, but reserved for riders born after January 1, 1999.

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