The rules are the bible for a sporting competition. Through their balance and subtleties they must ensure equality, motivate the riders and help spectators and viewers to understand the event. Here is an outline of the main points in the rules.

Yellow Jersey for the individual general classification sponsored by LCL.

Green Jersey for the points’ classification sponsored by Škoda.

Points will be given out at the finish of every stage and on the occasion of an intermediate sprint in all normal stages.

Polka dot Jersey for the best climber’s classification sponsored by E.Leclerc.

Points will be given out at the summit of each hill and mountain and at altitude finishes.

White Jersey for the best young rider classification, sponsored by Hauts-de-Seine.

(Riders aged 25 and under in the year.)

Team classification

Most Aggressive rider prize sponsored by Century 21

Stage victory sponsored by Domitys

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