The cycling jersey has been employed by the Tour since its origins – as an exhibition of allegiance, a badge of honour, and a billboard for commerce.

The first Tours were for individuals touriste-routier and members of sponsored teams; National teams first appeared in 1930 and continued until 1962, when Trade teams took over.

Excluding 1967-68, that has been the case until the present day.

• Acrylic and collage on canvas, 15 x 15 x 4 cm