Les maillots du Tour de France

There are four official Tour de France jerseys - do you know what the colors mean? Find out in this French audio article with transcript and translation. Click any phrase to read the English and find links to related French grammar lessons.

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TracyA1Kwiziq community member

Coureur ou coureur cycliste?

Should we use Coureur ou coureur cycliste?

Merci

Tracy

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MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

In the context of an article on Tour de France, “ les coureurs “, with ‘cyclistes’ understood, is fine; could equally have been “ les cyclistes “ (with coureurs understood), or “ les coureurs cyclistes “ for full specificity. 

The translation of “ les coureurs” is to “the cyclists”, which is a judgement call by the translator - not literal, but conveys the meaning in the context. 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Tracy,

I just copied the following from the lesson page:-

Un coureur cycliste  --->  A racing cyclist

Hope it answers your query.

Jim

Coureur ou coureur cycliste?

Should we use Coureur ou coureur cycliste?

Merci

Tracy

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