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Cycling jersey

Commercial version of maillot jaune, 2004

A cycling jersey is a specialized jersey (shirt) for cycling. While the vast majority of cyclists worldwide wear conventional clothing while riding, a jersey offers certain advantages for the sport-oriented cyclist. A cycling jersey is cut long in the back to accommodate the bent-over position used in sport-oriented cycling. Any pockets on the jersey are placed on the back panel as front pockets would tend to spill. The zipper is often made very long so that the cyclist can open up the jersey to allow for ventilation. The cycling jersey is usually worn with a tight fit in order to reduce air resistance. Jerseys are made from a material designed to wick moisture from the skin, keeping the cyclist cooler and more comfortable.

Professional cycling is heavily sponsored; the traditional cycling jersey is printed with the logos of a few of the cycling team's sponsors.

Contents

  • Origin 1
  • Overview of jerseys 2
    • Stage races 2.1
    • Championship Jerseys 2.2

Origin

The best known jerseys are probably the yellow jersey, or maillot jaune, from the Tour de France, the pink jersey, or maglia rosa, from the Giro d'Italia, and the red jersey, or la roja, from the Vuelta de Espana. The first two jerseys were given the same color as the paper their original main sponsors (both sports newspapers) were printed on: yellow and pink paper, respectively. The overall leader at the Vuelta at present wears a red jersey, although previously it has been the "maillot amarillo" (yellow jersey) and the "jersey de oro" (golden jersey). Many other jerseys are colored or designed after a sponsor's logo, and some jerseys change color when a new sponsor is found.

Overview of jerseys

Stage races

Course General leader Points leader Mountain leader Youth leader Other
Eneco Tour
White jersey
(Witte trui or Maillot blanc)

Red jersey
(Rode trui or Maillot rouge)
There is no special jersey for the mountain leader.
Green jersey
(Groene trui or Maillot vert)
Giro d'Italia
Pink jersey
(Italian: maglia rosa)

Red Jersey
(Italian: maglia rossa)

Blue jersey
(Italian: maglia azzurra)

White jersey
(Italian: maglia bianca)
Last in race:
Black jersey
(Italian: maglia nera)

Intergiro:
Sky-blue jersey (or maglia azzurra)
Tour de France
Yellow jersey
(French: maillot jaune)

Green jersey
(French: maillot vert)

Polka dot jersey
(French: maillot à pois rouges)

White jersey
(French: maillot blanc)
Last in race:
Red lantern (figure of speech)
Historical:
Vuelta a España
Red jersey
(Spanish: La Roja)

Green jersey
(Spanish: Jersey Verde)

Blue Polka dot jersey
(Spanish: Jersey puntos azules)
Combination classification
White jersey
Historical:

Points:Fish jersey
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
Yellow and blue jersey

Green jersey

Red with white polka-dots jersey
Combined:
Blue jersey
Tour de Suisse
Yellow jersey

Points jersey

GPM-jersey
(dependent on sponsor)
  • Sprint leader:
    ?
  • Leading group:
    (dependent on sponsor)
Tour of California
Yellow jersey

Green jersey

Red jersey

White jersey
Tour of Missouri
Yellow jersey

Green jersey

Aqua jersey

White jersey
Paris–Nice
Yellow jersey

Green jersey

Polka dot jersey

White jersey
Volta a Catalunya
White and Green striped jersey

Blue jersey

Red jersey
Tour de Romandie
Yellow jersey

Green jersey

Red jersey

White jersey
Tour of the Basque Country
Yellow jersey

White jersey

Red jersey
Tour de Pologne
Yellow jersey

Blue jersey

White jersey
Tirreno–Adriatico
Blue jersey

Red jersey

Green jersey

White jersey
Tour Down Under
Ochre jersey

Blue jersey

White jersey

Black jersey

Aggressive Rider:

Red jersey

Tour of Turkey
Turquoise jersey

Green jersey

Red jersey
Turkish Beauties Classification leader:

White jersey
Tour de Luxembourg
Yellow jersey

Blue jersey

Green jersey

White jersey
Vuelta Mexico Telmex (Spanish: Jersey Amarillo) (Spanish: Jersey Rojo) (Spanish: Jersey Azul)
Combativity Leader (Spanish: Jersey Verde)
Best Mexican(Spanish: Jersey Blanco)
Tour of Britain
Gold jersey

Blue jersey

White jersey
Sprint classification:
Green jersey
Tour of Qatar
Gold jersey

Silver jersey

Pearl jersey
Tour of Denmark
Yellow jersey

Blue jersey

Dotted jersey

White jersey

Championship Jerseys

Championship of Jersey
World Cycling Championship
Rainbow jersey
European Cycling Championship
UEC European Champion jersey
UCI Women's Road World Cup
Australia
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Driekleur trikot
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Canada
Chile
Colombia
Croatia
Czech Republic
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Great Britain
Hungary
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Maglia tricolore
Japan
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Mexico
Moldova
The Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Ukraine
United States
Uzbekistan
Venezuela
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