What to look for among the jerseys

The Tour of Britain Stage Two in 2014 between Liverpool and Llandudno. (S)
The Tour of Britain Stage Two in 2014 between Liverpool and Llandudno. (S)

A total of 20 teams will be taking part in the Tour of Britain, offering local people the chance to see top riders competing in their home towns.

As well as the riders being in their team colours, there are also four jerseys spectators can look out for which represent the rider leading that competition’s classification. The Aviva Yellow Jersey is awarded to the rider leading the Tour of Britain overall.

The Chain Reaction Cycles Points Jersey is awarded to the most consistent finisher and is Britain’s equivalent of the Tour de France’s green jersey. The first 15 riders across the finish line are awarded points on a 15 down to one basis, with the rider who has accumulated the most points thus far wearing the blue and white jersey.

The Skoda King of the Mountains Jersey is awarded to the best climber. Riders battle for points at designated Skoda King of the Mountains climbs on every stage of The Tour. The first riders across the summit win points with the rider who has accumulated the most points wearing the jersey.

The YodelDirect Sprints Jersey is awarded to the person who accumulates the most points from the three intermediate sprint segments.