Tour de France jerseys: Yellow, green, white and polka dot explained

We explain what the yellow, green, polka dot and white jerseys worn by riders in the Tour de France represent

Wout van Aert, Jonas Vingegaard and Tadej Pogačar on the podium of the 2022 Tour de France
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Tour de France jerseys quick guide
Jersey colourClassification
YellowGeneral classification, overall leader
Polka dotsMountains
WhiteBest young rider

The Tour de France sees the very best cyclists in the world battle it out for the yellow, green, white and polka dot jerseys, based on the general, points, mountains and young rider classifications. 

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