Intermediate sprints classification in the Tour de France
|Competition||Tour de France|
|Given for||Winner intermediate sprints classification|
|Local name||Maillot rouge (French)|
|First winner||Pieter Nassen (BEL)|
Seán Kelly (IRL)
|Most recent||Seán Kelly (IRL)|
The red jersey was awarded to the leader of the intermediate sprints classification in the Tour de France. The competition was first calculated in 1971, but the jersey was only awarded from 1984. Because the non-finish sprints also awarded points for the points classification, the intermediate sprints classification was considered redundant and has not been awarded since 1989.
Before the intermediate sprints classification, a "points chauds" classification was calculated, with similar rules. In 1966, it was won by Guido Neri, in 1968 by Georges Vandenberghe, in 1969 by Eric Leman and in 1970 by Cyrille Guimard.
Winners of the intermediate sprints classification
- "Tour de France classement annexe" (in French). Memore du cyclisme. Retrieved 2009-09-28.