In 1975 the polka dot jersey was introduced at the Tour de France and given to the rider who won the mountain classification.
The polka-dot jersey (maillot a pois): a prestigious garment, this is also known as the ‘King of the Mountains’ jersey. The red polka dots go to the rider who has won the most points in the mountain sections of stages by reaching the top of categorized climbs first. Like the green jersey system, but specifically for the climbers.
Our French Alps Espresso Collection Series 1 features four iconic mountains which have carved some historic cycling moments within the world of cycling:
Col du Galibier
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