24 Dec 2018

A newbie's guide to the Santos Tour Down Under jerseys

The Santos Tour Down Under has its own Jerseys for the various Winner Categories, unique to the spirit of Australia's greatest cycling race.

If you don't quite know all the different colours and what they mean, no worries! We're here to help.

Here's your guide to the Winner Categories Jerseys of the Santos Tour Down Under.

Santos Ochre Leader's Jersey

The Santos Ochre Jersey is awarded to the rider with the fastest cumulative time at the end of each stage - the leader of the 'general classification - and the overall winner at the end of the race. Ochre is the colour of the iconic South Australian outback, and is unique among the general classification jerseys in the UCI WorldTour.

Ochre is the colour of the iconic South Australia outback, and is unique among the general classification jerseys in the UCI WorldTour.

The most recent winner was the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under Winner, Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott), and Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-Scott) for the WTDU.

Ziptrack® Sprint Jersey

The blue Ziptrack® Sprint jersey is awarded at the end of each stage, and the races, to the rider with the most number of points in the sprint classification. The sprint (or points) classification is determined by allocating points to riders at 'intermediate sprint' locations on each stage, as well as the finish of the race.

The first three riders receive points towards the classification.

Most recently it was won by Peter Sagan (BORA hansgrohe), and Katrin Garfoot (UniSA-Australia).

Subaru King/Queen of the Mountain Jersey

The polkadot Subaru King of the Mountain jersey is awarded at the end of each stage, and the races, to the rider who leads the cumulative Subaru Mountains Classification. 

Subaru King of the Mountains points are awarded at pre-determined summits along each stage. This jersey traditionally has a polka dot pattern, which started in the Tour de France in 1975 and has been adopted by other races around the world. The Santos Tour Down Under King of the Mountain jersey has navy blue polka dots.

It was most recently won by Nicolas Dlamini (Team Dimension Data) in the 2018 Santos TDU and Amanda Spratt (Mitchelton-SCOTT) in the WTDU.

Young Rider's Jersey

The Young Rider's jersey is awarded at the end of each stage, and the race, to the rider under 26 years of age with the best cumulative time in the race. 

The #seesouthaustralia Youth Classification leader and winner traditionally wears a white-coloured jersey in world cycling, and the Santos Tour Down Under also maintains this tradition.

In 2018 it was won by Egan Bernal (Team Sky) and Grace Anderson (Vantage NZ National Team) for the WTDU.

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