Doesn't this year really underline how le tour de France has grown into a tour du Monde in a truly international sport? Look at it. champion team: German. Yellow jersey: American Green jersey : Australian Polka dot: Danish Young rider: Italian The yellow jerseys team had no less than nine nationalities represented. Of the nine winners over HC and premier Cat. climbs eight nationalities represented Best Time trialler: ukrainian second in GC: Spanish. There can be few if any events in world sport as genuinely international.