Cycling Jerseys for World Champions, Classifications, Competition Stages and National Teams
Apart from pro team cycling jerseys with plenty of sponsor’s prints and sponsor’s colours, when it comes to cycling and pro jerseys, of course there are also specific designs of the individual races. One legendary jersey is the “yellow jersey“, worn by the classification leader of the Tour de France. Another classic: colourful rainbow stripes on the cycling team jersey for the reigning World Champion. The production of these cycling jerseys, exactly like the one for pro team jerseys, is officially assigned to the known brand producers by organisers and associations. The design is also licensed. We would like to present to you the most well-known jerseys:
Classification Jerseys of the Grand Cycling Races
In cycling competitions usually there are 4 classification jerseys:
- The cycling jersey for the general leader
- The cycling jersey for the mountain leader
- The cycling jersey for the sprint leader
- The cycling jersey for the youth leader
The colours or designs of these cycling classification jerseys differ, though, depending on the race. For the Tour de France, e.g. the colours are:
- Yellow for the leader
- Red Polka dots design for the mountain leader
- Green for the points leader
- White for the youth leader
For the Giro d’ Italia the following colours are significant:
- Pink for the leader
- Green for the mountain leader
- Red for the points leader
- White for the youth leader
At the Giro there is also a consolation prize jersey, the Maglia Nera. The Black Jersey is awarded to the last in race for their endurance. Today, the Black Jersey is no longer awarded, but due to its stylish design the equipment providers for the Giro like to produce it.
Also legendary stages or spectacular victories of grand races tend to be acknowledged with specially designed jerseys. There are no limits to the producer’s imagination, and a glance at these very beautiful cycling jerseys is always worthwhile.
Jerseys for the National Cycling Champions
In many countries cycling championships with the national cycling teams take place on a yearly basis. The individual leaders then are allowed to wear their National Champion Jerseys until the next championship. These jerseys combine the national colours of the organising country and the pro team design.
Cycling Jerseys for the National Teams at the World Championship and Olympic Games
Here, of course, the love of the motherland is expressed and the pride of the national team to be able to represent their country. These cycling jerseys, how else could it be, feature a design made up of the national colours. The interpretation of the colour design varies depending on the manufacturer and wishes expressed by the national association, and can range from classic to extraordinary. The World Cycling Champion is to be honoured – for one year, they are allowed to wear the Rainbow Jersey every race they participate in.
In pro team clothing the cycling jersey print clearly plays the major role. But it is the jersey plus the completing Team Clothing that make your outfit perfect.