Definition of yellow jersey in English:

yellow jersey


  • (in a cycling race involving stages, especially the Tour de France) a yellow sports shirt worn each day by the rider who is ahead on time over the whole race to that point, and presented to the rider with the shortest overall time at the finish of the race.

    • ‘But the race was remarkable after he stunned the leading names in the race by taking the yellow jersey in the prologue.’
    • ‘At that stage the yellow jersey group was three minutes back.’
    • ‘He did not know it, but when he sprang away, he was racing for the yellow jersey.’
    • ‘Thomas Voeckler finished in 14th place and will keep the yellow jersey for stage 12.’
    • ‘But yellow jersey wearer Lance Armstrong finished safely in the peloton to protect his overall lead of the race.’
    • ‘We were a little nervous heading into the final stage with the yellow jersey to defend, although everyone was feeling strong.’
    • ‘Australian Brad McGee will continue to wear the yellow jersey for the second stage after he retained the overall lead.’
    • ‘Bonjour rider Francois Simon of France captured the yellow jersey of the overall leader.’
    • ‘On Sunday David Zabriskie, who also had the yellow jersey earlier in the race, had to abandon, still in pain after his crash in the team time trial.’
    • ‘Favourite Lance Armstrong and yellow jersey wearer Thomas Voeckler finished stage seven safely in the peloton.’
    • ‘Winners of each stage wear a yellow jersey much like some other famous race.’
    • ‘And so T-Mobile has decided to put all its energies into the race for the yellow jersey.’
    • ‘He showed that was no fluke by repeating the feat in 2002 and wearing the yellow jersey in the early stages of the race.’
    • ‘Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano held on to the yellow jersey as he finished in the peloton while Lance Armstrong also stayed out of trouble.’
    • ‘Just as expected, Jens Voigt lost his yellow jersey, as he finished more than half an hour behind the winner’
    • ‘This was to be the conclusive stage of the race and the result meant that Hargan won the overall yellow jersey by that 0.52 of a second.’
    • ‘In 1998 three Australians rode the race and Stuart O'Grady wore the yellow jersey and won stage 14.’
    • ‘And he is the outstanding favourite to finish in Paris wearing the maillot jaune, the yellow jersey of race leader, this year.’
    • ‘Rabobank had a great day - Boogerd, with his Colgate blindingly shiny teeth, and Rasmussen both finished in the yellow jersey group, I think.’
    • ‘Fabian Cancellara retained the yellow jersey after finishing as part of a crowded peloton.’