The jerseys of the 2024 Tour de France

JumboVismas Danish rider Jonas Vingegaard wearing the overall leaders yellow jersey C AlpecinDeceunincks Belgian rider Jasper Philipsen wearing the best sprinters green jersey UAE Team Emirates Slovenian rider Tadej Pogacar wearing the best young riders white jersey and Lidl Treks Italian rider Giulio Ciccone wearing the best climbers polka dot dotted jersey celebrate on the podium after the 21st and final stage of the 110th edition of the Tour de France cycling race 115 km between SaintQuentinenYvelines and the ChampsElysees in Paris on July 23 2023 Photo by Thomas SAMSON AFP Photo by THOMAS SAMSONAFP via Getty Images
The jerseys of the 2023 Tour de France (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

There are four Tour de France classification jerseys awarded after every stage of the three-week race, each recognising different successes and talents in the race.

The iconic yellow jersey is worn by the race leader based on time, the green jersey is awarded to the leader based on points awarded at intermediate sprints and the finishes, the red polka-dot king of the mountains jersey is based on points awarded on categorised climbs, while the white best young rider's jersey is another based on time, only reserved for riders born after January 1, 1998.

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