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DAY 17 - The King of the Mountains

The polka dot jersey or 'King of the Mountains' classification goes to the rider with the most points gained on categorised climbs throughout the Tour de France. Each key climb within the race is ranked over 5 categories, from 1-4 (4 being the hardest) and the ultimate Hors Category, which is so tough it's un-categorised. Prior to the stage the riders are given the below information which categorises the climbs on each stage so they know where the points can be gained, and can work out how many are at stake at each point.   Mountain climbs were introduced in the Tour de France in 1910, when the route went over the Col d'aubisque and the Col de Tourmalet in...

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