Here are some key terms that will be used in the coverage of the Tour de France.
An agressive jump away from the other riders
When a rider or multiple riders bolt ahead of the rest of the riders.
Awarded at the end of each stage to a cyclist who has shown a tremendous amount of effort in that stage.
A rider who is chosen to be part of the team to support the other riders of his/her team.
When a biker rides in front of another biker to protect them from the wind.
General Classification (GC)
The total points for each stage race.
The Green Jersey is worn bby the rider of the most points. To see how points are earned, visit the Tour de France Jersey Classification page.
King of the Mountain
A jersey classification. King of the Mountain signifies the best climber and wears the white jersey with red polka dots.
A nickname for the Tour de France.
A large group of riders (usually toward the beginning or middle of the race).
The course the riders will take.
To see the route through Cambridge, click here.
A quick acceleration.
A portion of the race.
Calculated by combining the times of the three best riders of each team in each stage, not including the time trial.
When riders race against the clock for a certain distance. Riders begin time trials in intervals.
The Yellow Jersey is worn by the overall leader of the race.