The winner of Le Tour de France receives the coveted prize the maillot jaune or as it's more commonly known "The Yellow Jersey". Lance Armstrong made The Yellow Jersey a household name with his 7 Tour wins. And this year, Carlos Sastre was the much deserved winner of the maillot june.
There are other jerseys awarded throughout le Tour. Apart from winning the Tour, each race stage has three further classifications: the points or Sprint competition (green jersey) , the King of the Mountains jersey (the polka dot jersey), and the best young rider jersey (white jersey). At the end of the 21 stages the leader in those categories win the respective maillot.
My favorite jersey is the King of the Mountains Jersey. Pehaps it's because I have a penchant for Polka Dots - it's very fashionable, or more likely it is because of my great love for the mountains, what they mean to me and what God did for me on a cold, crisp March morning 6 years ago on a mountaintop in Colorado.
The "King of the Mountains" wears a white jersey with red dots (maillot à pois rouges), referred to as the "polka dot jersey". The King of the Mountains competition is calculated by points awarded to the first riders at the top of designated hills and mountains, the greatest number of points being awarded for the hardest ascents
I started to think about King of the Mountains and of course my focus went toward THE KING of the mountains - Our Lord Jesus. Enduring the cross to ascend to heaven... I would say, that's the most difficult ascent I can think of. He didn't just make it to the top of the mountain - He was there when they were created! And he will come with glory out of the mountains again!
11I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and makes war. 12His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15Out of his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. "He will rule them with an iron scepter."[a] He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
I have a jersey that is a polka dot jersey... I am wearing it in the photo (I am in the front) From now on, when I put that jersey on... I will think of my Jesus. Mighty to save! White, with red... not polka dots... Jesus wears a white robe dipped in blood! He created the mountains, he ascended far above the mountains, out of the mountains he will come again! He is the King of the Mountains... He is the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!