Tour de France 2012 podium Girls: 4

Tejay van Garderen has been up close with the maillot blanc girls this week

We're running out of days to cover the remaining podium girls so we'll look at two of the newer categories in this post.

The maillot blanc for the best young (under 25 years old) rider was first introduced in 1975 but ceased to be awarded in 1990 only being reintroduced again in 2000.  The winner of this is often a good tip for a Tour winner of the future.  The maillot blanc is sponsored by Skoda and the young ladies that present the jersey on the podium are some of the nicest looking of this year's Tour; all looking elegant in their nicely figure-hugging dresses.

The winner of the prix de la combativit√© every day doesn't get a red jersey but he does get a red number to wear the next day.  The podium girls for this prize have had to wear the most over the top of what are a rather conservative collection of podium girl fashions this year.  Dressed in balletic ball gowns they certainly couldn't pop unnoticed into a local bar, for a post race vin blanc cassis, in these little numbers.

Just one jersey left, the  maillot √† pois rouges, which we will look at tomorrow.

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