Combination classification in the Vuelta a España

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White jersey
Jersey white.svg
Award details
Sport Road Cycling
Competition Vuelta a España
Given for Winner combination classification
Local name Jersey Blanco Spain
History
First award 1970
Editions 26 (as of 2014)
First winner  Guido Reybrouck (BEL)
Most wins  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (3 wins)
Most recent  Alberto Contador (ESP)

The combination classification is one of the primary awards in the Vuelta a España cycling stage race. This classification is calculated by adding the numeral ranks of each cyclist in the general, points, and mountains classifications (a rider must have a score in all classifications possible to qualify for the combination classification), with the lowest cumulative total signifying the leader of this competition.

Since 2006, the leader of the classification wears a white jersey; in 2005 it was a golden-green jersey.

The award strongly favours top riders in the competition. Other than 2012, it has been won by the overall winner of the race every year since 2004.

Winners[edit]

Most wins[edit]

Rank Cyclist Total Years
1  Valverde, AlejandroAlejandro Valverde (ESP) 3 2003, 2009, 2012
2  Contador, AlbertoAlberto Contador (ESP) 2 2008, 2014
 Echave, FedericoFederico Echave (ESP) 2 1990, 1991
 Heras, RobertoRoberto Heras (ESP) 2 2002, 2004
 Sean Kelly (IRL) 2 1986, 1988
 Menchov, DenisDenis Menchov (RUS) 2 2005, 2007