maillot jaune


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maillot jaune

(yellow jersey)Worn by the current leader of the Tour de France and some other major events.
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Thomas wore the fabled maillot jaune after winning the Grand Depart time trial in Dusseldorf two years ago, and he was favourite to win stage 13 when Belgian TT specialist Wout van Aert crashed out after clipping a barrier.
The Frenchman collected the maillot jaune for the seventh time at the end of stage 11 in Toulouse, in which Tour debutant Caleb Ewan broke his duck as he sprinted to victory ahead of Dylan Groenewegen by the width of a wheel rim.
Pour sa part, le trio arbitral compose de l'ethiopien Bamlak Tessema arbitre central, du soudanais Walid Ahmed Ali et du Congolais Oliver Safari arbitres assistants, ont opte pour le maillot jaune.
STAGE 14-RODEZ: This time, it was Aru who found the tank on empty on a steep climb to the finish, and Froome snatched back the leader's maillot jaune, vowing to wage "war" to defend it all the way.
Le Burkinabe Mathias Sorgho a remporte au sprint la course (136,4 km), en realisant un temps de 3h07:49 et s'est empare du maillot jaune de leader, devant le Francais Grzegorz Kwiatowski.
Froome dropped from first to sixth in the general classification, with fellow Briton Adam Yates now taking over the "maillot jaune," with Bauke Mollema second and Quintana, who had been broken by Froome, now third, 14 seconds back of the leader.
"The maillot jaune is special, very special," Froome said in his victory speech by the Champs-Elysees.
The battle for the maillot jaune will begin in earnest on tomorrow in the Pyrenees, following today's first rest day and transfer to Pau.
The Briton regards Van Garderen as "the biggest rival" and reckons Quintana and Nibali, in particular, must take the initiative to try to wrestle the maillot jaune from his shoulders.
The battle for the maillot jaune will begin in earnest tomorrow in the Pyrenees, following today's first rest day and transfer to Pau.
Van Garderen had hoped to become the first American to wear the maillot jaune since a notorious group - Lance Armstrong, David Zabriskie, George Hincapie and Floyd Landis have all admitted to doping - but could yet be the first from the United States to win in Paris since Greg LeMond.
Froome (Team Sky) was seven seconds behind Nibali, in 39th, as the four main contenders for the maillot jaune in Paris on July 26 were separated by 18 seconds.