Lauded as the most important jersey in the Tour de France, the yellow jersey signifies the leader of the general classification. It dates back to 1919, when the first yellow jersey was officially awarded to Eugene Christophe in the stage from Grenoble to Geneva. Some say the yellow color was chosen because it was the most unpopular fabric color; thus, it was easy to find. Others say it was yellow because it reflected the color of the newspaper L’Auto, which organized the race. No matter the reason for the color, there’s no doubting that it’s now the most sought-after jersey in the peloton.
The Tourmalet and Ruelle cycling kits are a tribute to the Tour’s yellow jersey, with an appreciation of its history and honor.