Cycling jersey

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Commercial version of the yellow jersey, 2004 Maillotjaune.jpg
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.

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

Origin

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 jerseys

Grand Tour races

CourseGeneral leaderPoints leaderMountain leaderYouth leaderOtherHistorical
Flag of Italy.svg Giro d'Italia
Jersey pink.svg
Pink jersey
(maglia rosa)
Jersey violet.svg
Cyclamen Jersey
(maglia ciclamino)
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
(maglia azzurra)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maglia bianca)
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey (maglia azzurra) (1989-2006)
  • Last in Race:
Jersey black.svg
Black jersey (maglia nera) (1946-1951)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey (maglia rossa) (1967-1968, 2010-2016)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey (maglia verde) (1974-2011)
Flag of France.svg Tour de France
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)
  • Most combative:
  • Leading Team:
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (maillot blanc) (1968-1974)
Jersey combined.svg
Combined jersey (maillot mondrian) (1980-1989)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey (maillot rouge) (1984-1989)
Flag of Spain.svg Vuelta a España
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
(maillot rojo)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot verde)
Jersey bluedots.svg
Blue Polka dot jersey
(maillot de lunares)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanco)
  • Most combative:
Jersey yellow number.svg
Yellow number (dorsal amarillo)
  • Leading Team:
Jersey red number.svg
Red Number (dorsal rojo)
Jersey combinada2.svg
Combined jersey (maillot multicolor) (1988-1992)
Jersey orangewhitegreen.svg
Orange-White-Green jersey (maillot tricolor) (2005)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (maillot blanco) (2006-2018)
  • General classification:
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey (maillot naranja) (1935-1936, 1942, 1977)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (maillot blanco) (1941)
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey (maillot amarillo) (1955-1976, 1978-1998)
Jersey gold.svg
Gold jersey (maillot oro) (1999-2009)
Jersey black dotted.svg
Black dotted jersey (maillot granos de café) (1988-1989)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (maillot blanco) (1994-1998)
Jersey whitegold.svg
White-Gold jersey (maillot blanquioro) (1999)
Jersey whiteblue.svg
White-Blue jersey (maillot blanquiazul) (2000)
Jersey granatewhite.svg
Granate-white jersey (maillot graniblanco) (2001)
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey (maillot naranja) (2002-2003, 2006)
Jersey granate.svg
Granate jersey (maillot granate) (2004-2005)
Jersey silver.svg
Silver jersey (maillot plata) (2007)
Jersey rosa.svg
Rosa jersey (maillot fucsia) (1994-1998)
Jersey silver.svg
Silver jersey (maillot plata) (1999-2000)
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey (maillot naranja) (2001)
Jersey granatewhite.svg
Granate-white jersey (maillot granate-blanco) (2002)
Jersey orangedots.svg
Orange dot jersey (maillot de lunares) (2003)
Jersey blue-fish.svg
Fish jersey (maillot de peces) (2004-2006)
Jersey granate.svg
Granate jersey (maillot granate) (2007)
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey (maillot azul) (2008)
  • Special Sprints classification:
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey (maillot azul) (1999-2000)
Jersey greenwhite.svg
Green-White jersey (maillot verdiblanco) (2001)
  • Young Classification:
Jersey red number.svg
Red number (dorsal rojo) (2017-2018)
  • Most combative:
Jersey green number.svg
Green number (dorsal verde) (20??-2018)

Women's Grand Tour races

CourseGeneral leaderPoints leaderMountain leaderYouth leaderOtherHistorical
Flag of Italy.svg Giro Rosa
Jersey pink.svg
Pink jersey
(maglia rosa)
Jersey violet.svg
Cyclamen Jersey
(maglia ciclamino)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maglia verde)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maglia bianca)

UCI World Tour (stage) races

CourseGeneral leaderPoints leaderMountain leaderYouth leaderOtherHistorical
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tour Down Under
Jersey orange.svg
Ochre jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey bluedots.svg
Blue Polka dot jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg UAE Tour
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
  • Intermediate sprints leader:
Jersey black.svg
Black jersey
Flag of France.svg Paris–Nice
Jersey yellow-whitebar.svg
Yellow and white jersey
(maillot jaune et blanc)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey polkadot.svg
Polka-dot jersey
(maillot à pois rouges)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanc)
  • Most combative:
Jersey red number.svg
Red number
  • Leading Team:
Jersey yellow number.svg
Yellow Number
  • General Jersey:
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey (maillot bleu) (1933-1945)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey (maillot vert) (1946-1954)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (maillot blanc) (1955-2001)
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey (maillot jaune) (1951-1954, 2002-2017)
  • Points Jersey:
Jersey pink.svg
Pink jersey (maillot rose) (????-1984, 2000)
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey (maillot jaune) (1999)
Jersey violet.svg
Violet jersey (maillot violette) (2001)
Flag of Italy.svg Tirreno–Adriatico
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
(maglia azzurra)
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey
(maglia arancio)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maglia verde)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maglia bianca)
  • General Jersey:
Jersey yellowred.svg
Yellow-Red jersey (????-2007)
  • Points Jersey:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey (maglia rossa) (????-2017)
Flag of Spain.svg Volta a Catalunya
MaillotVolta.png
White and Green striped jersey
(mallot blanc amb ratlles verdes)
Jersey orange lines volta.svg
White and orange striped jersey
(mallot blanc amb ratlles taronjas)
Jersey red lines volta.svg
White and red striped jersey
(mallot blanc amb ratlles vermelles)
Jersey blue lines volta.svg
White and blue striped jersey
(mallot blanc amb ratlles blaves)
Flag of Spain.svg Itzulia Basque Country
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Jersey white dots on red.svg
Polka-dot jersey
  • Intermediate sprints leader:
MaillotCyan.PNG
Blue jersey
  • Leading Team:
Jersey yellow number.svg
Yellow number
Flag of Switzerland.svg Tour de Romandie
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey pink.svg
Pink jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
  • Most combative:
Jersey red number.svg
Red Number
  • Leading Team:
Jersey yellow number.svg
Yellow Number
Flag of Switzerland.svg Tour de Suisse
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey black.svg
Black jersey
MaillotCyan.PNG
Blue jersey
  • Best Swiss Rider:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
  • Leading Team:
Jersey yellow number.svg
Yellow Number
Flag of France.svg Critérium du Dauphiné
Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré (1947-2010)
Jersey yellow-bluebar.svg
Yellow and blue jersey
(maillot jaune et bleu)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey white dots on light blue 2.svg
White polka-dot blue jersey
(maillot bleu à pois blanc)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanc)
  • Leading Team:
Jersey yellow number.svg
Yellow Number
  • Mountains classification:
Jersey white dots on red.svg
White Polka dot jersey
(maillot rouge à pois blanc) (1948-2017)
Flag of Poland.svg Tour de Pologne
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(żółta koszulka)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(biała koszulka)
Jersey rosa.svg
Rose jersey
(różowa koszulka)
  • Intermediate sprints leader:
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey (niebieski koszulka)
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg / Flag of the Netherlands.svg BinckBank Tour
Eneco Tour (2005-2016)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(groen trui or maillot vert)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
(rode trui or maillot rouge)
  • Combativity leader:
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (witte trui or maillot blanc)
  • General leader:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey (rode trui or maillot rouge) (2005-2007)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (witte trui or maillot blanc) (2008-2016)
  • Points leader:
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey (blauw trui or maillot bleu) (2005, 2017)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (witte trui or maillot blanc) (2006-2007)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey (rode trui or maillot rouge) (2008-2016)
  • Mountains leader:
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (witte trui or maillot blanc) (2005)
  • Young leader:
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(geel trui or maillot jaune) (2005-2006)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey (groen trui or maillot vert) (2010–2011)
  • Combativity leader:
Jersey black.svg
Black jersey (witte trui or maillot blanc) (2012–2014, 2017-2018)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey (groen trui or maillot vert) (2015)
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tour of Guangxi
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey bluedots.svg
Blue Polka dot jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of the United States.svg Tour of California
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey

UCI ProSeries (stage) races

CourseGeneral leaderPoints leaderMountain leaderYouth leaderOtherHistorical
Flag of Argentina.svg Vuelta a San Juan
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanco)
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(maillot amarillo)
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey
(maillot naranja)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot verde)
Flag of Spain.svg Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(maillot amarillo)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanco)
Jersey polkadot.svg
Polka dot jersey
(maillot de lunares)
  • Combination leader:
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey (maillot verde)
Flag of Malaysia.svg Tour de Langkawi
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey cyan.svg
Aqua jersey
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of Oman.svg Tour of Oman
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of France.svg Tour La Provence
Jersey multicolor2.svg
Multicolor jersey
(maillot multicolore)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
(maillot rouge)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanc)
  • Best Provence:
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey (maillot orange)
  • General leader:
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey (maillot jaune) (2016)
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey (maillot bleu) (2017-2018)
Flag of Spain.svg Vuelta a Andalucía
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(maillot amarillo)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot verde)
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey
(maillot naranja)
  • Intermediate sprints leader:
Jersey cyan.svg
Blue jersey (maillot azul)
  • General leader:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey (maillot rojo)
  • Mountains leader:
Jersey green 2.svg
Green jersey (maillot verde)
  • Int. Sprints leader:
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (maillot blanco)
  • Points leader:
Jersey cyan.svg
Blue jersey (maillot azul)
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey (maillot naranja)
Flag of Portugal.svg Volta ao Algarve
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tour of Hainan
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey polkadot.svg
Polka-dot jersey
  • Best asian rider:
Jersey cyan.svg
Cyan jersey
Flag of Turkey.svg Presidential Tour of Turkey
Jersey cyan.svg
Turquoise jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
  • Best Turkish leader:
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of Austria.svg / Flag of Italy.svg Tour of the Alps
Giro del Trentino (1962-2014, 2016)
Giro del Trentino Melinda (2015)
Jersey violet.svg
Cyclamen Jersey
(maglia ciclamino)
Jersey green.svg
Green Jersey
(maglia verde)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maglia bianca)
  • Sprints leader:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey (maglia rossa)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tour de Yorkshire
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey rosa.svg
Rosa jersey
  • Most Aggressive:
Jersey grey.svg
Grey jersey
Flag of France.svg 4 Jours de Dunkerque
Jersey pink.svg
Pink jersey
(maillot rose)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey polkadot.svg
Polka-dot jersey
(maillot à pois rouges)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanc)
Flag of Norway.svg Tour of Norway
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey polkadot.svg
Red Polka dot jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of France.svg Boucles de la Mayenne
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey polkadot.svg
Red Polka dot jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Tour of Belgium
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
  • Stage winner:
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Flag of Slovenia.svg Tour of Slovenia
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of Austria.svg Tour of Austria
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey polkadot.svg
Red Polka dot jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
  • General leader:
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Tour of Qinghai Lake
Jersey yellow.svg
Red jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey polkadot.svg
Red Polka dot jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Tour de Wallonie
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
  • Intermediate Sprints:
Jersey violet.svg
Violet jersey
Flag of Spain.svg Vuelta a Burgos
Jersey violet.svg
Violet jersey
(maillot violeta)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot verde)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
(maillot rojo)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanco)
  • Leading Team:
Jersey red number.svg
Red Number (dorsal rojo)
Flag of the United States.svg Tour of Utah
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Jersey bluedot.svg
Blue Polka dot jersey
Jersey light blue.svg
Aqua jersey
  • Combativity leader:
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey
Flag of Norway.svg Arctic Race of Norway
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
  • Most combative:
Flag of Denmark.svg Danmark Rundt
Jersey cyan.svg
Cyan jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey black.svg
Orange jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of Germany.svg Deutschland Tour
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tour of Britain
Jersey gold.svg
Gold jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
  • Sprint leader:
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Tour de Luxembourg
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of France.svg Route d'Occitanie
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey

UCI Continental Tour (stage) races

UCI Europe Tour

CourseGeneral leaderPoints leaderMountain leaderYouth leaderOtherHistorical
Flag of France.svg Étoile de Bessèges
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey
(maillot orange)
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
(maillot bleu)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanc)
Flag of Spain.svg Vuelta a Murcia
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(maillot amarillo)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanco)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
(maillot rojo)
  • Intemediate Sprints leader:
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
(maillot azul)
Flag of Turkey.svg Tour of Antalya
Flag of France.svg 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)
Flag of France.svg Tour de Savoie Mont-Blanc
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
(maillot rouge)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanc)
  • Team leader:
Jersey pink.svg
Pink jersey
  • Combativy leader:
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
  • Combination leader:
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey
  • Stage Winner leader:
Jersey cyan.svg
Cyan jersey
Flag of Greece.svg International Tour of Rhodes
Flag of Romania.svg Sibiu Cycling Tour
Flag of Turkey.svg Tour of Mevlana
Flag of Romania.svg Tour of Bihor - Bellotto
Flag of Poland.svg Dookoła Mazowsza
Flag of Portugal.svg Troféu Joaquim Agostinho
Flag of Kosovo.svg Tour of Kosovo
Flag of France.svg Tour Alsace
Jersey whiteyellow.svg
White Yellow jersey
Jersey whitegreen.svg
White Green jersey
Jersey whitered.svg
White Red jersey
Jersey whiteblue2.svg
White Blue jersey
  • Combativy leader:
Jersey whitecombined.svg
White Combined jersey
  • First french rider:
White Pink jersey
  • Intermediate Sprints leader:
Jersey whitebluegreen.svg
White Blue-Green jersey
Flag of Portugal.svg Volta a Portugal
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of France.svg Tour de l'Ain
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey white dots on blue.svg
White Polka dot jersey
(maillot bleu à pois blanc)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanc)
  • Most combative:
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Three Days of West Flanders
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
  • Intermediate sprints leader:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
  • Best West Flandrian:
Jersey black.svg
Black jersey
  • Leading Team:
Jersey yellow number.svg
Yellow Number
Flag of Portugal.svg Volta ao Alentejo
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey brown.svg
Brown jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of France.svg Tour de Normandie
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey bluedots.svg
Blue Polka dot jersey
(maillot à pois bleus)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanc)
  • Intermediate sprints leader:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey (maillot rouge)
Flag of Italy.svg Settimana Internazionale di Coppi e Bartali
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Three Days of Bruges–De Panne
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Jersey green 2.svg
Green jersey
Jersey granate.svg
Granate jersey
  • Sprints leader:
Jersey cyan.svg
Blue jersey
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Triptyque des Monts et Châteaux
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey pink.svg
Pink jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
  • Sprints leader:
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
  • Stage Winner Jersey:
Jersey orange.svg
Orange jersey
Flag of France.svg Circuit de la Sarthe
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey grey.svg
Grey jersey
Jersey polkadot.svg
Red Polka dot jersey
  • Sprints leader:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Flag of France.svg Circuit des Ardennes
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey grey.svg
Grey jersey
Jersey golddots.svg
Gold Polka dot jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
  • Combativity leader:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Flag of France.svg Tour du Loir-et-Cher
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey bluedots.svg
Blue Polka dot jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of Turkey.svg Tour of Mersin
Flag of Spain.svg Vuelta a Castilla y León
Jersey multicolor.svg
Multicolor jersey
(maillot multicolor)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot verde)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
(maillot rojo)
  • Intermediate sprints leader:
Jersey cyan.svg
Blue jersey (maillot azul)
  • General leader:
Jersey granate.svg
Granate jersey (maillot granate) (????-2010)
Jersey grey.svg
Grey jersey (maillot gris) (2011-2012)
Flag of Spain.svg Vuelta a Asturias
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
(maillot azul)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot verde)
Jersey bluedots.svg
Blue Polka dot jersey
(maillot de lunares)
  • Intermediate sprints leader:
Jersey newspaper.svg
Newspaper jersey (maillot del periódico)
  • General leader:
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey (maillot amarillo) (1925-2010)
  • Mountains leader:
Jersey green-blue.svg
Green-Blue jersey (maillot verdiazul)
  • Points leader:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey (maillot rojo)
Flag of Croatia.svg Tour of Croatia
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey green 2.svg
Green jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of France.svg Tour de Bretagne
Jersey green-whitebar.svg
Green and white jersey
(maillot vert et blanc)
Jersey blue-whitebar.svg
Blue and white jersey
(maillot bleu et blanc)
Jersey polkadot.svg
Red Polka dot jersey
(maillot à pois rouges)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
(maillot rouge)
  • Combination leader:
Jersey pink.svg
Pink jersey (maillot rose)
  • Intermedite Sprints leader:
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (maillot blanc)
Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flèche du Sud
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Tour d'Azerbaïdjan
Jersey cyan.svg
Turquoise jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey violet.svg
Violet jersey
Flag of France.svg Four Days of Dunkirk
Jersey rosa.svg
Pink jersey
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)
Flag of Poland.svg Szlakiem Grodów Piastowskich
Flag of France.svg Rhône-Alpes Isère Tour
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(maillot jaune)
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey violet.svg
Purple jersey
(maillot violette)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(maillot blanc)
  • Combination leader:
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey (maillot rouge)
  • Sprints leader:
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey (maillot bleu)
Flag of Germany.svg Tour de Berlin
Flag of France.svg Tour de Picardie
Jersey green 2.svg
Green jersey
(maillot vert)
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
(maillot bleu)
Flag of Portugal.svg Volta Internacional Cova da Beira
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey cyan.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of Poland.svg Bałtyk–Karkonosze Tour
Flag of France.svg Ronde de l'Isard
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 blue.svg
Blue jersey
(maillot bleu)
Flag of France.svg Paris–Arras Tour
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)
Flag of Ireland.svg Rás Tailteann
Flag of Slovakia.svg Okolo Slovenska
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(žltý dres)
Jersey bluedots.svg
Blue Polka dot jersey
(biely dres s modrými bodmi)
Jersey polkadot.svg
Red Polka dot jersey
(biely dres s červenými bodmi)
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
(biely dres)
  • Best Slovak rider:
Jersey bestslovak.svg
White-blue-red jersey (biel-modro-červený dres)
Flag of Hungary.svg 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)
Flag of Denmark.svg Tour of Denmark
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
Jersey polkadot.svg
Polka-dot jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey

UCI Asia Tour

CourseGeneral leaderPoints leaderMountain leaderYouth leaderOtherHistorical
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg Tour of Saudi Arabia
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
Jersey polkadot.svg
Red Polka dot jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey

Former Stage races

CourseGeneral leaderPoints leaderMountain leaderYouth leaderOtherHistorical
Flag of the United States.svg Tour of Missouri
(2007-2009)
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey
MaillotCyan.PNG
Aqua jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of Mexico.svg Vuelta Mexico Telmex
(2008-2015)
Jersey yellow.svg
Yellow jersey
(maillot amarillo)
Jersey red.svg
Red jersey
(maillot rojo)
Jersey blue.svg
Blue jersey
(maillot azul)
  • Combativity Leader:
Jersey green.svg
Green jersey (maillot verde)
  • Best Mexican rider:
Jersey white.svg
White jersey (maillot blanco)
Flag of Qatar.svg Tour of Qatar
(2002-2016)
Jersey gold.svg
Gold jersey
Jersey grey.svg
Silver jersey
Jersey white.svg
White jersey
Flag of France.svg Critérium International
(1932-2016)
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)
  • Leading Team:
Jersey yellow number.svg
Yellow Number
Flag of France.svg La Méditerranéenne
(1974-2016)
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)

Championship Jerseys

Championship ofJersey
World Cycling Championship Jersey rainbow.svg
European Cycling Championship European champion jersey 2016.svg
UEC European Champion jersey
UCI Women's Road World Cup (1998-2015) Womens World Cup leaders jersey.png
UCI Men's Road World Cup (1989-2004) Mens World Cup leaders jersey.png
Argentina MaillotArgentina.png
Australia MaillotAustralia.PNG
Austria MaillotAustria.PNG
Belarus MaillotBielorrusia.PNG
Belgium Jersey belgianflag.svg
Driekleur trikot
Brazil MaillotBrasil.PNG
Burkina Faso MaillotBurkinaFaso.svg
Canada MaillotCan.PNG
Chile MaillotChile.PNG
Colombia MaillotColombia.PNG
Croatia MaillotCroacia.PNG
Czech Republic MaillotRepublicaCheca.PNG
Denmark MaillotDinamarca.PNG
Estonia MaillotEstonia.PNG
Finland MaillotFinlandia.PNG
France MaillotFra.PNG
Germany MaillotAlemania.PNG
Great Britain MaillotReinoUnido.PNG
Hungary MaillotHungria.PNG
Ireland MaillotIrlanda.PNG
Israel MaillotIsrael.gif
Italy Jersey italianflag.svg
Maglia tricolore
Japan MaillotJapon.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.svg
Slovenia MaillotEslovenia.PNG
South Africa MaillotSudafrica.PNG
Spain MaillotEspana.PNG
Sweden MaillotSuecia.PNG
Switzerland MaillotSuiza.PNG
Ukraine MaillotUcrania.PNG
United States MaillotUSA.PNG
Uzbekistan MaillotUzbekistan.PNG
Venezuela MaillotVenezuela.svg

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