Cycling jersey

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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.

Origin[edit]

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[edit]

Grand Tour races[edit]

Course General leader Points leader Mountain leader Youth leader Other
Giro d'Italia logo.svg Jersey pink.svg Pink jersey
(maglia rosa)
Jersey red.svg Red Jersey
(maglia rossa)
Jersey blue.svg Blue jersey
(maglia azzurra)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(maglia bianca)
Jersey black.svg
Last in race:
Black jersey (maglia nera)

Intergiro:
Sky-blue jersey (maglia azzurra)

Tour de France logo.svg Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey green.svg Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey polkadot.svg Red Polka dot jersey
(maillot à pois rouges)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(maillot blanc)
Last in race:
Red lantern (figure of speech)
Jersey red number.svg
Jersey yellow number.svg
Historical:
Jersey combined.svg
Vuelta a España logo.svg Jersey red.svg Red jersey
(maillot roja)
Jersey green.svg Green jersey
(maillot verde)
Jersey bluedots.svg Blue Polka dot jersey
(maillot de lunares)
Jersey white.svg
Combination classification:
White jersey (maillot combinada)
Historical:
Jersey blue-yellowfish.svg

UCI World Tour (stage) races[edit]

Course General leader Points leader Mountain leader Youth leader Other
Australia Tour Down Under Jersey orange.svg Ochre jersey Jersey red.svg Red jersey Jersey bluedots.svg Blue Polka dot jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey
France Paris–Nice Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey green.svg Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey polkadot.svg Polka-dot jersey
(maillot à pois rouges)
Jersey yellow number.svg
  • Leading Team:
    Yellow number
Italy Tirreno–Adriatico Jersey blue.svg Blue jersey
(maglia azzurra)
Jersey red.svg Red jersey
(maglia rossa)
Jersey green.svg Green jersey
(maglia verde)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(maglia bianca)
Spain Volta a Catalunya MaillotVolta.png White and Green
striped jersey
Jersey white.svg White jersey Jersey red.svg Red jersey Jersey unknown.svg
Spain Tour of the Basque Country Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey Jersey white dots on red.svg Polka-dot jersey
MaillotCyan.PNG
  • Intermediate sprints
    classification: Blue jersey
Jersey yellow number.svg
  • Leading Team:
    Yellow number
Switzerland Tour de Romandie Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey pink.svg Pink jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
Jersey red number.svg
Jersey yellow number.svg
  • Leading Team:
    Yellow Number
Switzerland Tour de Suisse Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey black.svg Black jersey MaillotCyan.PNG Blue jersey
Jersey red.svg
  • Best Swiss: Red jersey
Jersey yellow number.svg
  • Leading Team:
    Yellow Number
France Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg Yellow and blue jersey
(maillot jaune et bleu)
Jersey green.svg Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey white dots on red.svg Red polka-dot jersey
(maillot rouge à pois blancs)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(maillot blanc)
Jersey yellow number.svg
  • Leading Team:
    Yellow number
Poland Tour de Pologne Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
(żółta koszulka)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(biała koszulka)
Jersey rosa.svg Rose jersey
(różowa koszulka)
MaillotAzul.PNG
  • Intermediate sprints
    classification: Blue jersey
Belgium / Netherlands Eneco Tour Jersey white.svg White jersey
(witte trui or maillot blanc)
Jersey red.svg Red jersey
(rode trui or maillot rouge)
There is no special jersey for the
mountain leader.
Jersey green.svg
  • Combination classification:
    Green jersey

UCI Continental Tour (stage) races[edit]

UCI Europe Tour[edit]

Course General leader Points leader Mountain leader Youth leader Other
France Étoile de Bessèges Jersey orange.svg Orange jersey Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey blue.svg Blue jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
Spain Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey Jersey polkadot.svg Polka dot jersey
Jersey green.svg
*Combination classification:
Green jersey
France La Méditerranéenne Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey green.svg Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey red.svg Red jersey
(maillot rouge)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(maillot blanc)
Spain Vuelta a Andalucía Jersey red.svg Red jersey MaillotAzul.PNG Blue jersey Jersey green 2.svg Green jersey
Jersey white.svg
*Intermediate sprints classification:
White jersey
Portugal Volta ao Algarve Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey MaillotAzul.PNG Blue jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
France Tour du Haut Var Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey green.svg Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey red.svg Red jersey
(maillot rouge)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(maillot blanc)
France Tour La Provence Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey green.svg Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey red.svg Red jersey
(maillot rouge)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(maillot blanc)
Jersey orange.svg
Best Provence:
Orange jersey
Three Days of West Flanders Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey There is no special jersey for the
mountain leader.
Jersey white.svg White jersey
Jersey red.svg
Intermediate sprints classification:
Red jersey
Jersey black.svg
Best West Flandrian:
Black jersey
Jersey yellow number.svg
Leading Team:
Yellow Number
Portugal Volta ao Alentejo Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey brown.svg Brown jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
France Tour de Normandie Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey blue dot.png Blue Polka dot jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
Jersey red.svg
Intermediate sprints classification:
Red jersey
Italy Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
France Critérium International Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey green.svg Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey polkadot.svg Polka-dot jersey
(maillot à pois rouges)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(maillot blanc)
Jersey yellow number.svg
Leading Team:
Yellow Number
Three Days of De Panne Jersey white.svg White jersey Jersey green 2.svg Green jersey Jersey granate.svg Red jersey
MaillotCyan.PNG
Sprints classification:
Blue jersey
France Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
France Circuit de la Sarthe
Circuit des Ardennes
France Tour du Loir-et-Cher
Tour of Mersin
Vuelta a Castilla y León
Tour of Croatia Red/white checkered jersey MaillotAzul.PNG Blue jersey Jersey green 2.svg Green jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
Giro del Trentino Jersey violet.svg Purple jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
Jersey red.svg
Sprints classification:
Red jersey
Presidential Tour of Turkey MaillotCyan.PNG Turquoise jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey red.svg Red jersey
Jersey white.svg
Turkish Beauties classfication:
White jersey
France Tour de Bretagne
United Kingdom Tour de Yorkshire Jersey blue.svg Blue jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey rosa.svg Rosa jersey
Jersey grey.svg
Most Aggressive:
Grey jersey
Luxembourg Flèche du Sud
Azerbaijan Tour d'Azerbaïdjan MaillotCyan.PNG Turquoise jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey red.svg Red jersey Jersey violet.svg Violet jersey
France Four Days of Dunkirk Jersey rosa.svg Pink jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey polkadot.svg Polka-dot jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
Poland Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
France Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey violet.svg Purple jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
Jersey red.svg
Combination classification:
Red jersey
MaillotCyan.PNG
Sprints classification:
Blue jersey
Germany Tour de Berlin
France Tour de Picardie Jersey green 2.svg Green jersey Jersey blue.svg Blue jersey
Portugal Volta Internacional Cova da Beira
Poland Bałtyk–Karkonosze Tour
Norway Tour of Norway Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey orange.svg Orange jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
France Ronde de l'Isard Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey polkadot.svg Polka-dot jersey Jersey blue.svg Blue jersey
France Paris–Arras Tour Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey Jersey green.svg Green jersey Jersey polkadot.svg Polka-dot jersey Jersey white.svg White jersey
Republic of Ireland Rás Tailteann
Slovakia Okolo Slovenska Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
(žltý dres)
Jersey bluedots.svg Blue Polka dot jersey
(biely dres s modrým bodmi)
Jersey polkadot.svg Polka dot jersey
(biely dres s cervenými bodmi)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(biely dres)
Jersey unknown.svg
Best Slovakian:
jersey
Tour de Hongrie Jersey yellow.svg Yellow jersey
(sárga trikó)
Jersey green.svg Green jersey
(zöld trikó)
Jersey red.svg Red jersey
(piros trikó)
Jersey white.svg White jersey
(fehér trikó)

Stage races

Course General leader Points leader Mountain leader Youth leader Other
Tour of California Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Tour of Missouri Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
MaillotCyan.PNG
Aqua jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Tour de Luxembourg Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Vuelta Mexico Telmex Jersey yellow.svg (Spanish: Jersey Amarillo) Jersey pink.svg (Spanish: Jersey Rojo) Jersey blue.svg (Spanish: Jersey Azul)
Jersey red.svg
Combativity Leader (Spanish: Jersey Verde)
Jersey green.svg
Best Mexican(Spanish: Jersey Blanco)
Tour of Britain Jersey gold.svg
Gold jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Jersey green.svg
Sprint classification:
Green jersey
Tour of Qatar Jersey gold.svg
Gold jersey
Jersey grey.svg
Silver jersey
Jersey white.svg
Pearl jersey
Tour of Denmark Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey polkadot.svg
Dotted jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey

Championship Jerseys[edit]

Championship of Jersey
World Cycling Championship Jersey rainbow.svg
Rainbow jersey
European Cycling Championship UEC Champion Jersey.svg
UEC European Champion jersey
UCI Women's Road World Cup Womens World Cup leaders jersey.png
Australia MaillotAustralia.PNG
Austria MaillotAustria.PNG
Belarus MaillotBielorrusia.PNG
Belgium MaillotBélgica.svg
Driekleur trikot
Brazil MaillotBrasil.PNG
Burkina Faso MaillotBurkinaFaso.svg
Canada MaillotCan.PNG
Chile MaillotChile.PNG
Colombia MaillotColombia.PNG
Croatia MaillotCroacia.PNG
Czech Republic MaillotRepúblicaCheca.PNG
Denmark MaillotDinamarca.PNG
Estonia MaillotEstonia.PNG
Finland MaillotFinlandia.PNG
France MaillotFra.PNG
Germany MaillotAlemania.PNG
Great Britain MaillotReinoUnido.PNG
Hungary MaillotHungría.PNG
Ireland MaillotIrlanda.PNG
Israel MaillotIsrael.gif
Italy MaillotItalia.svg
Maglia tricolore
Japan MaillotJapón.PNG
Kazakhstan MaillotKaz.PNG
Latvia MaillotLetonia.PNG
Lithuania MaillotLituania.PNG
Luxembourg MaillotLuxemburgo.PNG
Mexico MaillotMexicano.PNG
Moldova MaillotMoldavia.PNG
The Netherlands MaillotHolanda.PNG
New Zealand MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG
Norway MaillotNoruega.PNG
Poland MaillotPolonia.PNG
Portugal MaillotPortugal.PNG
Russia MaillotRusia.PNG
Slovakia MaillotSlovakia.gif
Slovenia MaillotEslovenia.PNG
South Africa MaillotSudáfrica.PNG
Spain MaillotEspaña.PNG
Sweden MaillotSuecia.PNG
Switzerland MaillotSuiza.PNG
Ukraine MaillotUcrania.PNG
United States MaillotUSA.PNG
Uzbekistan MaillotUzbekistán.PNG
Venezuela MaillotVenezuela.svg