The 100th anniversary of the Maillot Jaune, an exhibition at the Espace Wallonie (Brussels)

  • Exhibition
From 28 March to 14 July 2019.

As the Tour de France 2019 will leave from Brussels with the first milestones being in Wallonia, the  Espace Wallonie will present a fascinating exhibition on the 100th anniversary of the Maillot Jaune.

The exhibition pays tribute to the 15,059 sports enthusiasts who joined the race and its 3,228 giants. Many Belgian cyclists have proudly worn the maillot jaune, the most famous being Eddy Merckx, a superhero who won it 111 during his career.

Not to be missed

  • The 5-time winners: Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault and Indurain
  • The iconic duos
  • The quiz
  • Anecdotes, collection pieces, videos...

A unique digital application

Launched at the Musée du Sport (Nice) on March 18, this application allows visitors to learn a fantastic range of information on the Maillot Jaune and to test their knowledge.

The history

It's in 1919 (the 11th edition of the Tour) that Director Henri Desgrange created the maillot jaune, a tribute to L'Auto, a newspaper sporting this colour and the main sponsor of the race at the time. Loved by both the cyclists and the public, it became the best way to spot the number one in the crowd.


From 28 March to 14 July 2019.

Mondays to Fridays: 11 am to 6 pm
Weekends: 1 to 6 pm

The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.