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Anyone know the rules for the old TDF red jersey?(4 posts)

Anyone know the rules for the old TDF red jersey?G. Dixon
Jul 5, 2001 2:28 PM
It's something I never really figured out: What was the difference years ago between the Tour de France's red sprint jersey and the green points jersey? I could never fully clue into what the different criteria was between the two. As much as it was ridiculed later on, the sight of the whole row of jersey winners in old copies of Winning (or the picture of Alex Stieda and his stack of jerseys), that era of early Look pedals, 7-Eleven riding the Tour and Stephen Roche's 87 win recall a lot of fond memories coming of age cycling-wise in the late 80s. But that maillot rouge always escaped me.

And for that matter, is the Giro d'Italia's inter-Giro effectively the Giro's green jersey equivalent?
Maillot Rouge was a points raceCima Coppi
Jul 5, 2001 7:29 PM
Way back when, when the TdF had 6 different jerseys, the Maillot Rouge was awarded to the rider who accumulated the most points for sprints out on the course. This was when the Maillot Vert was awarded to riders with the best stage finishes, or the points for the green jersey were awarded only at the finish line. Now they have pulled the two together so there are points awarded on the course and at the finish for the green jersey.

In the Giro, the green jersey is awarded to the king of mountains points leader, and the ciclomina (sp?) jersey (inter-Giro)is the equivilant to the green jersey in the TdF.
What? Did you want something? Huh?Maillot Rouge
Jul 6, 2001 8:30 AM
I crack me up.
MR, I was wondering if you'd comment on this!!! (nm)Cima Coppi
Jul 6, 2001 12:57 PM