# How does the numbering work in the Tour de France?

## How does the numbering work in the Tour de France?

The first part of a race number is assigned by the race organisers, while the second part is chosen by the team. To be 51 you have to be the leader of the team given the sixth berth in the race. Nine riders per team means no one wears a bib ending with a zero.

### What is the 3 km rule in the Tour de France?

Article 20: In the event that a rider or riders suffer a fall, puncture or mechanical incident in the last 3 kilometers and such an incident is duly recognized, the rider or riders involved are credited with the same finishing time of the rider or riders they were with at the time of the incident.

What is the average power output Tour de France?

Using all that, I estimate that a typical Tour de France winner needs to put out an average of about 325 watts over the roughly 80 hours of the race. Recall that most recreational cyclists would be happy if they could produce 300 watts for just 20 minutes!

Has there been any deaths in the Tour de France?

Sadly, four riders have passed away over the course of the race’s history. In 1910, Adolphe Heliére drowned on a rest day; in 1934, Francisco Cepeda crashed into a ravine on a descent; in 1967, Tom Simpson passed away after a heart attack; and in 1995, Fabio Casartelli was killed after crashing and hitting his head.

## What does a yellow number in the Tour de France mean?

The Team Classification is based on the collective time of the three highest-placed riders in the General Classification from each team. The best team then wears its race numbers against a yellow background, rather than a conventional white background, and also has the option of wearing yellow helmets.

### How do time bonuses work in Tour de France?

Riders can win the Tour de France without winning a stage, as Chris Froome did in 2017. Time bonuses of 10, six, and four seconds are given to stage winners though, creating incentive for those general classification riders to chase individual victories and lower their overall time.

How many watts does a Tour de France rider put out?

A pro climber will probably average about 350 to 375 watts on the climb up the Col du Tourmalet. An ordinary rider would generate closer to 175 to 200—which means the Tour’s top climbers could ascend the Col nearly twice during your trip to the top.

What is a good cycling wattage?

Generally speaking, a beginner cyclist may average around 75–100 watts in a 1-hour workout. A fit participant will average more than 100 watts, and pro cyclists can reach 400 watts per hour.

## What is the pink jersey in cycling?

Of course, we start with the pink jersey, or ‘Maglia Rosa’. This is worn by the leader of the race, the rider who has got around the route faster than everyone else. The race first took place in 1909, but the pink jersey was first awarded in 1931 to Learco Guerra after he won the first stage of that year’s race.