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
The 70th Critérium du Dauphiné will be made up of one prologue and seven stages.
The Stage victory, sponsored by Domitys
This jersey is worn by the leader of the general classification.
The Blue and Yellow jersey, sponsored by LCL.
This jersey is worn by the leader of the points classification. The points are won at the finish of each stage.
The Green jersey, sponsored by Skoda.
This jersey is worn by the leader of the mountain classification. The mountain points are won on reaching the climbs or passes in each of the seven straight stages.
The Polka Dot Jersey has been sponsored by Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
It is worn by the best young rider aged 25 years or less in the general individual time classification.
The White Jersey has been sponsored by Savoie Mont Blanc.
The team classification sponsored by NAMEDSPORT is established by adding up the time of the three best riders in each team on each stage.