Milestones: 100 Years of the Maillot Jaune

2019 marked a number of milestones for the Tour de France. It is the 30th anniversary of Greg LeMond’s 58-second defeat of Laurent Fignon. t is also the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx’s first of five Tour de France victories in 1969. 2019 also marks the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the maillot jaune, the yellow jersey worn to signify the leader of the race, and that is a story in itself.

REVIEW: ASSOS Cycling Apparel – T.cento Bib Shorts & SS.cento Jersey

As a cyclist for nearly 30 years, I’ve worn clothing from a lot of different manufacturers, and while there is certainly some fantastic kit out there at a fraction of the price, there is still nothing quite like ASSOS. They’ve been on the forefront of cycling apparel technology since riders started making the transition from wool shorts and jerseys to Lycra and other synthetics.