Definition of yellow jersey in English:

yellow jersey

Pronunciation /ˈyelō ˈjərzē/ /ˈjɛloʊ ˈdʒərzi/


  • (in a cycling race involving stages, especially the Tour de France) a yellow jersey worn by the overall leader in a cycle race, at the end of any one day, and ultimately presented to the winner.

    • ‘He did not know it, but when he sprang away, he was racing for the yellow jersey.’
    • ‘Winners of each stage wear a yellow jersey much like some other famous race.’
    • ‘Bonjour rider Francois Simon of France captured the yellow jersey of the overall leader.’
    • ‘Fabian Cancellara retained the yellow jersey after finishing as part of a crowded peloton.’
    • ‘And so T-Mobile has decided to put all its energies into the race for the yellow jersey.’
    • ‘He showed that was no fluke by repeating the feat in 2002 and wearing the yellow jersey in the early stages of the race.’
    • ‘Thomas Voeckler finished in 14th place and will keep the yellow jersey for stage 12.’
    • ‘Just as expected, Jens Voigt lost his yellow jersey, as he finished more than half an hour behind the winner’
    • ‘Australian Brad McGee will continue to wear the yellow jersey for the second stage after he retained the overall lead.’
    • ‘But the race was remarkable after he stunned the leading names in the race by taking the yellow jersey in the prologue.’
    • ‘We were a little nervous heading into the final stage with the yellow jersey to defend, although everyone was feeling strong.’
    • ‘This was to be the conclusive stage of the race and the result meant that Hargan won the overall yellow jersey by that 0.52 of a second.’
    • ‘Favourite Lance Armstrong and yellow jersey wearer Thomas Voeckler finished stage seven safely in the peloton.’
    • ‘Igor Gonzalez de Galdeano held on to the yellow jersey as he finished in the peloton while Lance Armstrong also stayed out of trouble.’
    • ‘At that stage the yellow jersey group was three minutes back.’
    • ‘But yellow jersey wearer Lance Armstrong finished safely in the peloton to protect his overall lead of the race.’
    • ‘In 1998 three Australians rode the race and Stuart O'Grady wore the yellow jersey and won stage 14.’
    • ‘On Sunday David Zabriskie, who also had the yellow jersey earlier in the race, had to abandon, still in pain after his crash in the team time trial.’
    • ‘And he is the outstanding favourite to finish in Paris wearing the maillot jaune, the yellow jersey of race leader, this year.’
    • ‘Rabobank had a great day - Boogerd, with his Colgate blindingly shiny teeth, and Rasmussen both finished in the yellow jersey group, I think.’


yellow jersey

/ˈyelō ˈjərzē/ /ˈjɛloʊ ˈdʒərzi/