Who has spent the most days in the yellow jersey in Tour de France history?

Chris Froome sits fifth in the list of riders with the most number of days in yellow at the Tour de France, and he has a long way to go to reach the top

Chris Froome has been making strides up the yellow jersey leaderboard in the 2016 Tour de France, but he now finds himself facing a huge challenge to breach the top four.

As of the end of stage 17 of the 2016 Tour, Chris Froome had worn the yellow jersey for a total of 40 days in his career, overtaking the likes of Antonin Magne, Nicolas Frantz and Philippe Thys in the leaderboard this year.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.