Marianne Vos: It's very special to wear the yellow jersey

Marianne Vos in the Tour de France Femmes yellow jersey
Marianne Vos in the Tour de France Femmes yellow jersey (Image credit: Getty Images)

Marianne Vos spent many summers as a child travelling to the Tour de France with her family, driving up l'Alpe d'Huez, and many other iconic mountain passes, to watch the men competing for three gruelling weeks in their pursuit of the yellow jersey.

She never dreamed that one day she would be wearing it herself - there wasn't a race for women.

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Kirsten Frattini