Who ever compiles the most points wins the glory of the maillot verte. The stages categorized as flat (En ligne), Medium mountains (Accidentée), High Mountains (Montagne) are listed on LeTour website. Read the point rules for the Green Jersey on the official Tour de France site.
Erik Zabel won six times (from 1996 to 2001), Robbie McEwen has claimed six green jerseys (2002, 2004 and 2006), Baden Cooke took this prize in the Tour’s centenary edition (2003), Thor Hushovd (2005 and 2009), Tom Boonen (2007), Oscar Freire (2008) and Alessandro Petacchi (2010).
The Green Jersey (Le maillot verte)
The Yellow Jersey (Le maillot jaune)The yellow jersey is worn by the leader of the general individual time classification. Prize money: € 450,000 for the outright winner (€ 1,005,000 in total). The Yellow Jersey has been sponsored by LCL since 1987.
The Red Polka Dot Jersey (Le maillot blanc à pois rouges)The polka dot jersey is worn by the best climber. Points for best climber classification are awarded at the top of any classified slope. Prize money: € 25,000 for the outright winner (€ 104,700 in total). The Polka Dot Jersey has been sponsored by Carrefour.
The White Jersey (Le maillot blanc)The white jersey is worn by the best young rider aged 25 years or less in the general individual time classification. Prize money: € 20,000 for the outright winner (€ 66,500 in total). The White Jersey has been sponsored by Skoda since 2004.
The sprinters have always been my favorite riders in the peloton. The men who embody competition - Maertens, Cipollini, Zabel, Freier, Petacchi, Boonen, Hushovd, and my fav Cav (Mark Cavendish).
|Cav politely asking Thor to hand over that jersey, while Thor is counting points on his fingers in argument.|