The lone American to have worn the yellow jersey, and the four who were stripped of their achievements

Officially, the last time an American wore the yellow jersey was in the Tour de France of 1991

American Yellow Jersey Wearers
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This year, there are just six Americans in the peloton of 176 riders at the Tour de France but the American talent have been putting on quite the show. 

After spending most of the Tour thus far in the King of the Mountains' polka dot jersey, Neilson Powless (EF Education-Easypost) is fighting to become the first male American to win the overall classification for the climbers. We specific "male" rider here as Marianne Martin won both the Mountain and General Classification of the 1984 Tour de France Féminin.

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Anne-Marije Rook
North American Editor

Cycling Weekly's North American Editor, Anne-Marije Rook is old school. She holds a degree in journalism and started out as a newspaper reporter — in print! She can even be seen bringing a pen and notepad to the press conference.

Originally from The Netherlands, she grew up a bike commuter and didn't find bike racing until her early twenties when living in Seattle, Washington. Strengthened by the many miles spent darting around Seattle's hilly streets on a steel single speed, Rook's progression in the sport was a quick one. As she competed at the elite level, her journalism career followed, and soon she became a full-time cycling journalist. She's now been a cycling journalist for 11 years.