The Jerseys of the Tour de France

As if professional cycling weren't confusing enough on its own, what with its unspoken rules of the peloton and occasionally mystifying strategies, the Tour de France has a number of awards beyond just the overall winner in the general classification. Throughout the race, leaders in several categories don special jerseys and duke it out for supremacy.

If you've ever wondered what all those special Tour de France cycling jerseys mean, read on.

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