The points leader, based on the cumulative results of previous races, wears the UCI Europe Tour cycling jersey. Murilo Fischer of Brazil was the defending champion of the 2005 UCI Europe Tour. Niko Eeckhout of Belgium was crowned as the 2005–06 UCI Europe Tour.
Throughout the season, points are awarded to the top finishers of stages within stage races and the final general classification standings of each of the stages races and one-day events. The quality and complexity of a race also determines how many points are awarded to the top finishers, the higher the UCI rating of a race, the more points are awarded.
The UCI ratings from highest to lowest are as follows: