Cycling jersey

A rating jersey is a jersey shirt, awarded the many cycling stage race of each leading in a rating or participants is indicated for the spectators.

Probably the first special jersey was the 1919 Tour de France by Henri Desgrange initiated yellow jersey. The jerseys and the associated monetary rewards are often sponsored by companies. The colors of the jerseys and the corporate identity colors of the respective sponsors are often identical. So the red- dotted jersey was sprout pad, for example, 1975 for the mountain stage of the Tour de France, which was sponsored by the Menier chocolate factory, the chocolate was wrapped in white paper with red dots. Over the years the jersey colors for a score do not always remain the same. So, for example, changed the jersey for the overall title at the Vuelta in the time of its introduction in 1935 until the year 2012 a total of nine times the color: from orange to white, orange, red, white, yellow, orange, yellow, gold finally to red. The longest time it was yellow ( 43 times ) and gold (11 times). As of 1998, the International Peace Race for the scores the same jersey colors as the Tour de France.

According to the regulations of the International Cycling Union UCI awarding a leader jersey is binding in international stage races. Depending on the UCI category of the race, the organizer up to three ( UCI World Tour and categories HC and one of the UCI Continental Circuits ) or five (all other races) awarded leading jerseys for special votes.

Legend: Colored back numbers