3. Don’t Call Cyclists ‘Yellow’
There’s quite a bit of history, folklore, and myth surrounding the tour’s yellow jersey. At the first tour hosted after World War I in 1919, the classic yellow jersey (in French maillot jaune) was introduced in the eleventh stage of the race. The very first person to don the yellow jersey was Eugène Christophe. The maillot jaune is given to the leader of the Tour de France’s general classification, the person finishing all stages of the race in the fastest time.