What does the green jersey mean in cycling?

What does the green jersey mean in cycling?

Green Jersey

The green jersey is a time period utilized in avenue bicycle racing and Grand tour stage races specially. The inexperienced jersey is a one of a kind racing jersey worn by way of the leader in a subsidiary opposition. While the overall race leader in the excursion de France will put on the yellow jersey, or “maillot jaune”, the inexperienced jersey (“maillot vert”) may be worn through the chief within the points opposition. Since 2009, the Vuelta a España has extensively utilized the inexperienced jersey to indicate the leader of the points opposition. Within the Giro d’Italia, the green jersey changed into, from 1974 to 2011, worn via the King of the Mountains, the leader in the opposition for mountain climbing professionals.

Classification guide

The following events use the “green jersey” to signify the current leader and/or final winner of the overall classification by points (often known as the sprinters competition):

  • Tour de France (known as the “maillot vert”) (see also Tour de France live)
  • Vuelta a España
  • Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
  • Tour of California (known as the “sprints classification”)
  • Tour of Ireland
  • Tour de l’Avenir
  • Tour de Georgia
  • Tour de Romandie

Mountains competition leader

The following events use or have used the “green jersey” to signify the current leader and/or final winner of the overall classification of the best climber (often known as the King of the Mountains competition):

  • Giro d’Italia (Italian: known as the maglia verde: 1974 to 2011)
  • Tour de Pologne (Polish: known as the najlepszy góral or Klasyfikacja Górska)
  • Vuelta a España (prior to 2008)

As of 2009, no major race uses the “green jersey” to signify the current leader and/or final winner of the overall classification of sprinter where the polka dot jersey represents the king of the mountain.