The Tour de France is an annual multiple stage bicycle race primarily held in France. The race was established in 1903. The modern edition of the Tour de France consist of 21 day-long segments (stages) over a 23-day period. The race alternates between clockwise and counterclockwise circuits along France's beautiful countryside.
The number of cycling teams usually varies between 20 and 22, with nine riders in each.
Christopher Froome winner of 2016 Tour de France
The yellow jersey (maillot jaune) is worn by the rider at the top, meaning they have completed the stages so far in the least time. At the end it goes to the winner.
The white jersey (maillot blanc) is given to the best young rider (under 26 years old)
The green jersey (maillot vert) is worn by the best sprinter and time trialist.
The polka dot jersey (maillot a pois rouges) is worn by the best mountain climber.