Team UAE Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar (of Slovenia), wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides next to Team Jumbo rider Wout van Aert (of Belgium) in 2020. The Tour de France is a complicated race with tactics at play and different jerseys up for grabs. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP Team UAE Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar (of Slovenia), wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides next to Team Jumbo rider Wout van Aert (of Belgium) in 2020. The Tour de France is a complicated race with tactics at play and different jerseys up for grabs. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP
Team UAE Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar (of Slovenia), wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides next to Team Jumbo rider Wout van Aert (of Belgium) in 2020. The Tour de France is a complicated race with tactics at play and different jerseys up for grabs. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP
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Tour de France: stages, jerseys, tactics and the chosen ones – the complicated three-week cycling race is like no other

  • The most famous cycling race – organisers claim 3.5 billion people tuned in to watch in 2018 – is a masterclass is tactics, not just in fitness
  • Here is your definitive guide to how the 21-stage Tour de France works

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Team UAE Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar (of Slovenia), wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides next to Team Jumbo rider Wout van Aert (of Belgium) in 2020. The Tour de France is a complicated race with tactics at play and different jerseys up for grabs. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP Team UAE Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar (of Slovenia), wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides next to Team Jumbo rider Wout van Aert (of Belgium) in 2020. The Tour de France is a complicated race with tactics at play and different jerseys up for grabs. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP
Team UAE Emirates rider Tadej Pogacar (of Slovenia), wearing the overall leader’s yellow jersey, rides next to Team Jumbo rider Wout van Aert (of Belgium) in 2020. The Tour de France is a complicated race with tactics at play and different jerseys up for grabs. Photo: Marco Bertorello/AFP
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