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Commercial version of the yellow jersey, 2004

A cycling jersey is a specialized jersey 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.

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OriginEdit

Jerseys symbolising race positions include 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 a España. 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 jerseysEdit

Grand Tour racesEdit

Course General leader Points leader Mountain leader Youth leader Other
  Giro d'Italia   Pink jersey
(maglia rosa)
  Cyclamen Jersey
(maglia ciclamino)
  Blue jersey
(maglia azzurra)
  White jersey
(maglia bianca)
Last in race:
Black jersey (maglia nera)
Intergiro:
Sky-blue jersey (maglia azzurra)
  Tour de France   Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
  Green jersey
(maillot vert)
  Red Polka dot jersey
(maillot à pois rouges)
  White jersey
(maillot blanc)
Last in race:
Red lantern (figure of speech)
Historical:
  Vuelta a España   Red jersey
(maillot roja)
  Green jersey
(maillot verde)
  Blue Polka dot jersey
(maillot de lunares)
Combination classification:
White jersey (maillot combinada)
Historical:
  • Points classification:
    Fish jersey

UCI World Tour (stage) racesEdit

Course General leader Points leader Mountain leader Youth leader Other
  Tour Down Under   Ochre jersey   Blue jersey   Blue Polka dot jersey   White jersey
  Paris–Nice   Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
  Green jersey
(maillot vert)
  Polka-dot jersey
(maillot à pois rouges)
  White jersey
  • Leading Team:
    Yellow number
  Tirreno–Adriatico   Blue jersey
(maglia azzurra)
  Red jersey
(maglia rossa)
  Green jersey
(maglia verde)
  White jersey
(maglia bianca)
  Volta a Catalunya   White and Green
striped jersey
  White and orange
striped jersey
  White and red
striped jersey
  White and blue
striped jersey
  Tour of the Basque Country   Yellow jersey   White jersey   Polka-dot jersey
  • Intermediate sprints
    classification: Blue jersey
  • Leading Team:
    Yellow number
  Tour de Romandie   Yellow jersey   Green jersey   Pink jersey   White jersey
  • Leading Team:
    Yellow Number
  Tour de Suisse   Yellow jersey   Black jersey   Blue jersey
  • Best Swiss: Red jersey
  • Leading Team:
    Yellow Number
  Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré   Yellow and blue jersey
(maillot jaune et bleu)
  Green jersey
(maillot vert)
  Red polka-dot jersey
(maillot rouge à pois blancs)
  White jersey
(maillot blanc)
  • Leading Team:
    Yellow number
  Tour de Pologne   Yellow jersey
(żółta koszulka)
  White jersey
(biała koszulka)
  Rose jersey
(różowa koszulka)
  • Intermediate sprints
    classification: Blue jersey
  /   Eneco Tour   White jersey
(witte trui or maillot blanc)
  Red jersey
(rode trui or maillot rouge)
  • Combination classification:
    Green jersey

UCI Continental Tour (stage) racesEdit

UCI Europe TourEdit

Course General leader Points leader Mountain leader Youth leader Other
  Étoile de Bessèges   Orange jersey   Yellow jersey   Blue jersey   White jersey
  Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana   Yellow jersey   White jersey   Polka dot jersey *Combination classification:
Green jersey
  La Méditerranéenne   Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
  Green jersey
(maillot vert)
  Red jersey
(maillot rouge)
  White jersey
(maillot blanc)
  Vuelta a Andalucía   Red jersey   Blue jersey   Green jersey
*Intermediate sprints classification:
White jersey
  Volta ao Algarve   Yellow jersey   Green jersey   Blue jersey   White jersey
  Tour du Haut Var   Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
  Green jersey
(maillot vert)
  Red jersey
(maillot rouge)
  White jersey
(maillot blanc)
  Tour La Provence   Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
  Green jersey
(maillot vert)
  Red jersey
(maillot rouge)
  White jersey
(maillot blanc)
Best Provence:
Orange jersey
  Three Days of West Flanders   Yellow jersey   Green jersey   White jersey
Intermediate sprints classification:
Red jersey
Best West Flandrian:
Black jersey
Leading Team:
Yellow Number
  Volta ao Alentejo   Yellow jersey   Green jersey   Brown jersey   White jersey
  Tour de Normandie   Yellow jersey   Green jersey   Blue Polka dot jersey   White jersey
Intermediate sprints classification:
Red jersey
  Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
  Critérium International   Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
  Green jersey
(maillot vert)
  Polka-dot jersey
(maillot à pois rouges)
  White jersey
(maillot blanc)
Leading Team:
Yellow Number
  Three Days of Bruges–De Panne   White jersey   Green jersey   Red jersey
Sprints classification:
Blue jersey
  Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
  Circuit de la Sarthe
  Circuit des Ardennes
  Tour du Loir-et-Cher
  Tour of Mersin
  Vuelta a Castilla y León
  Tour of Croatia Red/white checkered jersey   Blue jersey   Green jersey   White jersey
  /   Tour of the Alps   Purple jersey   Green jersey   White jersey
Sprints classification:
Red jersey
  Presidential Tour of Turkey   Turquoise jersey   Green jersey   Red jersey
Turkish Beauties classification:
White jersey
  Tour de Bretagne
  Tour de Yorkshire   Blue jersey   Green jersey   Rosa jersey
Most Aggressive:
Grey jersey
  Flèche du Sud
  Tour d'Azerbaïdjan   Turquoise jersey   Green jersey   Red jersey   Violet jersey
  Four Days of Dunkirk   Pink jersey   Green jersey   Polka-dot jersey   White jersey
  Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
  Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour   Yellow jersey   Green jersey   Purple jersey   White jersey Combination classification:
Red jersey
Sprints classification:
Blue jersey
  Tour de Berlin
  Tour de Picardie   Green jersey   Blue jersey
  Volta Internacional Cova da Beira
  Bałtyk–Karkonosze Tour
  Tour of Norway   Yellow jersey   Green jersey   Orange jersey   White jersey
  Ronde de l'Isard   Yellow jersey   Green jersey   Polka-dot jersey   Blue jersey
  Paris–Arras Tour   Yellow jersey   Green jersey   Polka-dot jersey   White jersey
  Rás Tailteann
  Okolo Slovenska   Yellow jersey
(žltý dres)
  Blue Polka dot jersey
(biely dres s modrými bodmi)
  Red Polka dot jersey
(biely dres s červenými bodmi)
  White jersey
(biely dres)
Best Slovak rider:
White-blue-red jersey (biel-modro-červený dres) [1]
  Tour de Hongrie   Yellow jersey
(sárga trikó)
  Green jersey
(zöld trikó)
  Red jersey
(piros trikó)
  White jersey
(fehér trikó)

Stage racesEdit

Course General leader Points leader Mountain leader Youth leader Other
  Tour of California  
Yellow jersey
 
Green jersey
 
Red jersey
 
White jersey
  Tour of Missouri  
Yellow jersey
 
Green jersey
 
Aqua jersey
 
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 rider (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 JerseysEdit

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  

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rules and Jerseys of the 59th Tour of Slovakia". www.okoloslovenska.com. Tour of Slovakia. 2015. Retrieved 29 May 2018.