Le Tour de France

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le parcours

route, course

le peloton

lit. 'herd', bunch/pack (of riders)

l'équipe

team

le coureur

rider

le sprinteur

sprinter

le grimpeur

climber

la tête de course

race or course leader

les domestiques

'servants', riders who protect their leader

l'étape

stage

l'étape de plaine

flat stage

l'étape de montagne

mountain, climbing stage

l'étape contre la montre

timed sprint stage

les classements

standings, rider positions after each stage

le maillot jaune

yellow jersey - for the leader

le maillot vert

green jersey - for the best sprinter

le maillot à pois

polka-dot jersey - for the best climber

le maillot blanc

white jersey - for the best rider under 25


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