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Yellow jersey for 2014 Tour de France to feature white rose of Yorkshire

The yellow jersey for the 2014 Tour de France will feature the white rose of Yorkshire in a tribute to the host county of the Grand Départ.

Following the official announcement of the 2014 route, which will start with two stages in Yorkshire before a third from Cambridge to London, the manufacturer of the Tour’s leaders’ jerseys, Le Coq Sportif, have unveiled the re-interpreted maillot jaune.

The white rose of Yorkshire features on the front of the yellow jersey for the 2014 Tour de France

The jersey features a translucent white rose on the front, in a similar design to the Corsican Moor’s Head on the yellow jersey won by Chris Froome in this year’s race. The white rose will also feature on the white and green jerseys for the leaders of the best young rider and points classifications.

The yellow jersey design is inspired by the maillot jaune of the 1951 Tour de France, with a wide, flat-seamed collar, while the initials of the race’s founder, Henri Desgrange, feature on the front of the jersey.

An inscription on the back of the jersey also pays tribute to Desgrange and reads: En 1903, Henri Desgrange créait le plus grand évènement cycliste de tous les temps, which translates to, In 1903, Henri Desgrange created the greatest cycling event of all time.

Otherwise the maillot jaune includes many of the race-specific features of the Le Coq Sportif Arac jersey reviewed on RoadCyclingUK in August.

Website: Le Coq Sportif

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