Tour de France

Anglesey Abbey’s famous Winter Walk has been transformed into Tour de France Avenue. The Tour needs no introduction but we thought an explanation of jersey colours might not go amiss…

Tour de France Jerseys Alt 1 White by Brian Carson

The yellow jersey (le maillot jaune) is the famous one, worn by the leader/winner of the general classification race. This is for the best all-round rider and is what we think of as winning the Tour, as Bradley Wiggins did two years ago and Chris Froome last year.

The green jersey is the sprinters’ jersey – it is awarded for points which are gained from sprints throughout the stages. This is the one that Mark Cavendish won a couple of years ago.

The white jersey is for the best young rider in the general classification, young being defined as 25 or under.

The polka dot jersey is for the best climber, also known as the King of the Mountains. We enjoy the irony of celebrating the King of the Mountains in our fenland landscape.

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Ernest Hemingway

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