The First North American In Yellow

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The First North American To Wear Yellow Lost It The Same Day

Aug 28, 2020

Canadian Alex Stieda became the first North American to wear the yellow jersey when he slipped into the winning breakaway during stage 2 of the 1986 Tour de France. However, in a team time trial held the same day, Stieda not only lost the jersey, but nearly fell out of the race completely.