The 2013 polka dot jersey, worn by Pierre Rolland
Maurice Garin, winner of the first Tour de France standing on the right. The man on the left is possibly Leon Georget (1903)
Ide Schelling in the 2021 polka dot jersey
Fabian Cancellara pictured at the 2010 Tour de France. He is the rider who has worn the yellow jersey as leader of the general classification for the most days without having ever been the overall winner
Richard Virenque pictured at the 2003 Tour de France wearing the polka dot jersey. He won the mountains classification a record seven times.
Alessandro Petacchi in the green jersey
Andy Schleck in the white jersey
Prize money in 2013 Euros in the Tour de France.
A collected peloton in the 2006 Tour de France
Bradley Wiggins riding the stage 9 individual time trial of the 2012 Tour de France
Altitude profile of the Alpe d'Huez climb
Vehicles from the 2014 Tour de France Publicity Caravan
Start of the 2015 Tour de France in Utrecht
Part of the crowd during most days of the Tour is Didi Senft who, in a red devil costume, has been the Tour devil since 1993.
School book by Augustine Fouillée under the 'nom de plume' G. Bruno.
Spectators' banner during the 2006 Tour de France

The mountains classification is a secondary competition in the Tour de France, that started in 1933.

- Mountains classification in the Tour de France

While the general classification garners the most attention, there are other contests held within the Tour: the points classification for the sprinters, the mountains classification for the climbers, young rider classification for riders under the age of 26, and the team classification, based on the first three finishers from each team on each stage.

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A polkadot cycling jersey worn by Queen of the Mountains: Alison Jackson

King of the Mountains

Award given to the best climbing specialist in a men's cycling road race; in women's cycle racing, Queen of the Mountains (QoM) is used.

Award given to the best climbing specialist in a men's cycling road race; in women's cycle racing, Queen of the Mountains (QoM) is used.

A polkadot cycling jersey worn by Queen of the Mountains: Alison Jackson

While the title may be given to the rider who achieves the highest position over several designated climbs in a single-day road race, it is more usually applied to stage races (for example, the Grand Tours, Tour de France, Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a España, and smaller races like the Tour of California) where points are accumulated over the duration of the whole race.

In the Tour de France, where it is officially known as the Mountains classification, at the top of each significant climb, points are awarded to the riders who are first over the top.

Chris Froome

British road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam.

British road racing cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam.

Froome at the 2007 Tour of Britain, during his first season as a professional
Froome on the 2008 Tour de France's final Champs-Élysées stage in Paris, riding in his first season for
Froome and Juan José Cobo, on stage 19 of the 2011 Vuelta a España. Cobo was subsequently disqualified for doping, and Froome declared the winner.
Froome riding in support of Bradley Wiggins at the Tour de France, where he finished second to Wiggins in the general classification
Froome during the time trial at the 2012 Olympics, finishing the race with the bronze medal
Froome in the leader's jersey on stage five's individual time trial at the 2013 Tour de Romandie
Froome beat Nairo Quintana to win stage 15 of the 2013 Tour de France.
Froome wearing the leader's jersey on stage six of the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné
Froome wearing the yellow jersey during stage thirteen of the 2015 Tour de France
Froome on Stage 18 of the 2016 Tour de France
Froome at the 2017 Tour de France
Froome on the podium in Madrid after winning the 2017 Vuelta a Espana
Froome (right) on the Colle delle Finestre on Stage 19 of the 2018 Giro d'Italia shortly before his decisive solo attack.

He has won seven Grand Tours: four editions of the Tour de France (in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017), one Giro d'Italia (2018) and the Vuelta a España twice (2011 and 2017).

Froome took the lead in the mountains classification.

Tadej Pogačar in 2020

Tadej Pogačar

Slovenian cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam.

Slovenian cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam.

Tadej Pogačar in 2020
Tadej Pogačar on victory podium (Stage 3, 2022 Tour of Slovenia)
2019 Tour of California
In 2020, Pogačar won the Slovenian National Time Trial Championships for the second year in succession.
Pogačar winning a Slovenian cyclo-cross race in Ljubljana
Pogačar on 2022 Tour of Slovenia

He won the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Tour de France, winning three different jerseys during each Tour, something unseen in nearly four decades.

In addition to winning the Tour, he also won the young rider classification as well as the mountains classification.

2020 Tour de France

The team presentation in Nice
Bernal at the 2019 Tour de France
Leaders of the young rider, general and points classifications Egan Bernal, Julian Alaphilippe and Peter Sagan, respectively, lining up before stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France
Marc Hirschi wearing a face mask is interviewed after the 2nd stage. The journalist is maintaining a physical distance between him and the cyclist using a pole with the microphone attached to the end.
Tadej Pogačar, Paris, stage 21.

The 2020 Tour de France was the 107th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three Grand Tours.

The mountains classification and the young rider classification were both won by Pogačar, making him the first rider to win the yellow, polka dot, and white jerseys in the same year.

Virenque at the 2003 Tour de France

Richard Virenque

Retired French professional road racing cyclist.

Retired French professional road racing cyclist.

Virenque at the 2003 Tour de France
Richard Virenque, King of the Mountains, 1999
One of Virenque's devoted army of supporters

He was a climber, best remembered for winning the King of the Mountains competition of the Tour de France a record seven times, but he is best known from the general French public as one of the central figures in a widespread doping scandal in 1998, the Festina Affair, and for repeatedly denying his involvement despite damning evidence.

Virenque rode, at his team's request, on a bicycle painted white with red dots to resemble the polka dot jersey worn by the leader of the mountains classification and he travelled between stages with a bodyguard, Gilles Pagliuca.

1969 Tour de France

Julien Stevens after his win in Maastricht, Netherlands, on stage two

The 1969 Tour de France was the 56th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours.

The 1969 race is the only time that a single cyclist has won the general classification, the points classification and the mountains classification as well.

Carlos Sastre

Former Spanish professional road bicycle racer and winner of the 2008 Tour de France.

Former Spanish professional road bicycle racer and winner of the 2008 Tour de France.

Tour 2005: Sastre during the stage 20 individual time trial.
Carlos Sastre entering Paris wearing the yellow jersey.

He consistently achieved outstanding results in the Vuelta a España and in the Tour de France.

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The 2016 green jersey, worn by Peter Sagan

Points classification in the Tour de France

The 2016 green jersey, worn by Peter Sagan

The points classification (classement par points) is a secondary competition in the Tour de France, which started in 1953.

In 1969, Eddy Merckx won the general classification, the points classification and the mountains classification (the polka dot jersey was born in 1975), a unique performance in the Tour de France, but as he was leading the race, he cannot conceivably wear all jerseys, so while he wore the yellow jersey, the green-jersey is worn by the person who is second in the points classification standings.

2015 Tour de France

's Eritrean riders Daniel Teklehaimanot and Merhawi Kudus, seen here on stage nineteen, became the first black Africans to compete in the Tour de France.
Stage twenty, the penultimate stage, concluded with the 13.8 km ascent of the Alpe d'Huez; it has an average gradient of 7.9% and features twenty-one hairpin turns.
Tony Martin waited until stage four to wear the race leader's yellow jersey after he placed second overall after each of the opening three stages. He crashed out of the Tour on stage six.
's Peter Sagan (pictured in stage nineteen) held the green jersey from the end of stage eleven to the end of the Tour, claiming his fourth consecutive points classification title.
's Chris Froome (pictured in stage nineteen) held the yellow jersey from the end of the seventh stage to the final stage, claiming his second Tour de France victory.

The 2015 Tour de France was the 102nd edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's Grand Tours.

Froome also won the mountains classification.

2021 Tour de France

Tadej Pogačar (2020)

The 2021 Tour de France was the 108th edition of the Tour de France, one of cycling's three grand tours.

Aside from winning the maillot jaune, Pogačar also won the mountains and young rider classifications for the second successive year.