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  • noun cycling The green-colored shirt worn by the leader of a subsidiary competition in a race. In the Tour de France it is worn by the leader of the points competition


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  • The five-day Ruta del Sol is likely to resemble a painful game of catch-up, though his HTC-Columbia directeur sportif, Rolf Aldag, insists his goals for the season remain the same; the Tour of Flanders following Milan-San Remo, before his attention turns to the Tour de France, where the green jersey is the target.

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  • I collected points at the first and second intermediate sprints, but some breakaway riders were away and so I lost some possible points for the green jersey today.

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  • The 41-year-old Estonian sprinter will bring his credentials — four Tour de France stage wins, wearer of the yellow jersey for six days in 1999, holder of the green jersey, 120-plus UCI wins — to the team and work as a mentor.

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  • Petacchi beat the green jersey in the first intermediate sprint, with Robbie McEwen (Katusha) third.

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  • Of course, I'm just as deserving of castigation as anybody, and indeed I was taken to task in yesterday's comments by an angry Norwegian or Norwegian sympathizer who was rather nonplussed that I did not mention yesterday's stage winner and current green jersey wearer Thor Hushovd in my Universal Sports Tour de France blog.

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  • He might have won the most stages but Thor earned that green jersey and he will win it again this year.

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  • Then Petacchi veered wildly across the road, blocking both Farrar and Renshaw, which for some reason nobody is complaining about and which allowed him to finish in second place and claim the green jersey:

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  • Make one little frog comment and they gyp you out of the green jersey.

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  • On late fall days, when our big maple tree turned red and gold, or on the long-underwear days that followed, I'd slip into the green jersey with the number 15 my mom had sewn on.

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  • In the battle for the green jersey, Cavendish leads Spain's Jose Joaquin Rojas by 13 points and Belgium's Philippe Gilbert by 24.

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