Le Tour de France




le parcours

route, course

le peloton

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



le coureur


le sprinteur


le grimpeur


la tête de course

race or course leader

les domestiques

'servants', riders who protect their leader



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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