Bicycling.com What would the Tour de France be without the yellow jersey? Until 1919 there was no jersey handed out to the winner. It was not until midway through the 1919 race that organizers heeded to the pressure of the press to make the race leader more visible. Fittingly, they chose yellow as the distinctive tunic, a nod to the color of their newspaper, "L'Auto." The first jersey went to Eugene Christophe, one of the top riders of his generation... Read more
Oh by the way, Sun Star Cebu & SuperBalita wear yellow too.