Wout van Aert wearing the white jersey at the 2019 Tour de France
Maurice Garin, winner of the first Tour de France standing on the right. The man on the left is possibly Leon Georget (1903)
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 young rider classification is a secondary competition in the Tour de France, that started in 1975.

- Young rider 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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Contador at the 2017 Tour de France

Alberto Contador

Spanish former professional cyclist.

Spanish former professional cyclist.

Contador at the 2017 Tour de France
Contador with the team in 2006
Contador wearing the yellow jersey during the 19th stage of the 2007 Tour de France.
Contador wearing the pink jersey during the 21st stage of the 2008 Giro d'Italia.
Contador wearing the golden jersey during the 20th stage of the 2008 Vuelta a España.
Contador wearing the yellow jersey leading Andy Schleck at the 2009 Tour de France.
Contador wearing the yellow jersey following Andy Schleck on the Col du Tourmalet during the 2010 Tour de France. He was later stripped of this title.
Contador, wearing the maglia rosa as the winner of the 2011 Giro d'Italia, in Milan. He was later stripped of this title.
Contador with Chris Froome at the 2013 Tour de France
Contador at the 2014 Critérium du Dauphiné
Contador after his 2014 Tour de France crash, going to a medical facility with crutches
Alberto Contador at the 2015 Vuelta a Andalucía
Contador wearing the maglia rosa at the 2015 Giro d'Italia
Contador during the 2017 Paris–Nice

Contador won his second Tour de France on 26 July with a winning margin of 4' 11" over Andy Schleck, and finished 5' 24" ahead of Armstrong, who finished third in his return to the Tour after a four-year absence.

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Fignon at the 1993 Tour de France

Laurent Fignon

Fignon at the 1993 Tour de France
Laurent Fignon (center with yellow jersey) during the Tour de France of 1984.
Laurent Fignon outsprints Maurizio Fondriest for the win, Stage 20 of the 1989 Giro d'Italia.
Laurent Fignon in the columbarium of the Père Lachaise Cemetery

Laurent Patrick Fignon (12 August 1960 – 31 August 2010) was a French professional road bicycle racer who won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and the Giro d'Italia in 1989.

Fignon was added to the 1983 Tour de France selection for the Renault team, and the team decided to go for stage wins, with hopes of having Fignon or Marc Madiot compete for the best debutant category.

Bernal in 2019

Egan Bernal

Colombian cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam.

Colombian cyclist who rides for UCI WorldTeam.

Bernal in 2019
Bernal wearing the leader's jersey at the 2018 Tour of California
Bernal at the 2019 Tour de France
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In 2019 he won the Tour de France, becoming the first Latin American rider to do so, and the youngest winner since 1909.

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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.

Pantani in 1997

Marco Pantani

Italian road racing cyclist, widely regarded as the greatest climbing specialist in the history of the sport by measures of his legacy, credits from other riders, and records.

Italian road racing cyclist, widely regarded as the greatest climbing specialist in the history of the sport by measures of his legacy, credits from other riders, and records.

Pantani in 1997
Pantani climbing Alpe d'Huez in 1997
Bike used by Pantani during the 1998 Tour de France
Fans on the roadside of the climb to Les Deux Alpes, awaiting the arrival of the 1998 Tour de France
Pantani near Briançon at the 2000 Tour de France
Tomb of Pantani in Cesenatico, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Shrine to Pantani on the Mortirolo Pass erected by the Italian Professional Riders Association
Statue dedicated to Pantani at Cesenatico

He won both the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia in 1998, being the sixth Italian after Ottavio Bottecchia, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi and Gastone Nencini to win the Tour de France.

That same year Pantani made his Tour de France debut, coming in third and winning the young rider classification along the way.

Ullrich in 2016

Jan Ullrich

German former professional road bicycle racer.

German former professional road bicycle racer.

Ullrich in 2016
Ullrich with teammate Udo Bölts crossing the Vosges mountains during the 1997 Tour de France
Ullrich in Hanover, 2005
Ullrich in 2005
Ullrich in 2014

In the final time trial, won by Abraham Olano, Ullrich extended his lead over Virenque and the following day became the first German to win the Tour de France.

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1997 Tour de France

Jan Ullrich wearing the race leader's yellow jersey as the Tour passed through the Vosges mountains
Marco Pantani climbing towards the finish of stage 13 at Alpe d'Huez

The 1997 Tour de France was the 84th edition of the Tour de France and took place from 5 to 27 July.

Ullrich's simultaneous victories in both the general classification and the young riders' classification marked the first time the same rider had won both categories in the same Tour since Laurent Fignon in 1983.

Schleck at the 2013 Tour de Suisse

Andy Schleck

Luxembourgish former professional road bicycle racer.

Luxembourgish former professional road bicycle racer.

Schleck at the 2013 Tour de Suisse
Schleck wearing the white jersey at the 2009 Tour de France; he leads Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador during the climb of Mont Ventoux.
Schleck at the 2010 Tour de France; he is wearing the white jersey of the young rider classification leader.
Schleck at the 2011 Tour de France
Yellow Jersey signed by Andy Schleck (2011)

Their father Johny Schleck rode the Tour de France and Vuelta a España between 1965 and 1974.

His success continued in the Tour de France, in which he finished 12th overall, winning the young rider classification ahead of Roman Kreuziger and helping CSC win the team classification and Carlos Sastre the maillot jaune.

2010 Tour de France

Lance Armstrong followed by other favourites on stage 9
Alberto Contador in the start of the stage 17 in Pau

The 2010 Tour de France was the 97th edition of the Tour de France cycle race, one of cycling's Grand Tours.

Schleck also won the young riders' competition for the third time running.

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.