Team competition (Tour de France)
The team classification of the Tour de France is since the year 1930 performed.
For the team ranking, the times of the three best placed drivers per team of a stage are added up. As soon as a team brings fewer than three drivers to the start of a stage, it is automatically deleted from the rating, as it can no longer be rated. To get the overall result, the times of each stage are added up.
The team receives € 50,000 for overall victory in the team competition.
Until 1990, the leading team could be recognized by their yellow cycling caps. The best team has been wearing yellow numbers since 2006. From 2012 there is also the right - but not the obligation - to wear yellow helmets as an award.
By the year 1961 the riders went on national teams in since 1962 then sponsored teams . Record winners in the national teams are Belgium and France with ten wins each. In the sponsored teams, Mercier is with five wins ahead of the German T-Mobile team , KAS and Movistar , which have won four. T-Mobile is the only team to have three wins in a row.
List of team championship winners
- Regulations of the Tour de France 2011 (English / French) (PDF; 8.3 MB) accessed on July 21, 2011
- letour.fr: Les Statistiques (PDF; 1.5 MB) accessed on August 2, 2012 (French)
- ↑ letour.fr from June 28, 2011: Five good reasons to follow the team classification ( Memento of the original from October 22, 2010 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ Team Standings: Sky's Yellow Helmet on letour.fr ( Memento of the original from July 5, 2012 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved August 2, 2012
- ↑ cyclingnews.com of July 1, 2012: RadioShack-Nissan aims to defend yellow with stage win