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.
LEADERS JERSEYS AND OTHER STANDINGS
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 Carrefour.
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 Krys
(riders aged 25 and under in the year)
Stage victory sponsored by Powerbar
Team classification sponsored by la Banane de Guadeloupe & Martinique
Most Aggressive rider prize sponsored by Antargaz
A total of around 2.3 million euros will be awarded to the teams and riders, including 500,000 euros to the winner of the final individual general classification.