Special jerseys in cycling are used to indicate the leaders of each race classification during the Santos Festival of Cycling NRS and NRSW road race. Find out about each jersey below.
SANTOS LEADER'S JERSEY
The Santos 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.
ZIPTRAK® SPRINT JERSEY
This jersey is awarded at the end of each stage, and the race, to the rider with the most number of points in the sprint classification. Sprint points are awarded at pre-defined checkpoints on stages, including the finish. Sprint checkpoints located along the route are referred to as intermediate sprints, and carry fewer points than those associated with the finish. The first three riders receive points towards the classification.
SHIMANO KING/QUEEN OF THE MOUNTAIN JERSEY
The Shimano King of the Mountain jersey is awarded at the end of each stage, and the race, to the rider who leads the cumulative Subaru Mountains Classification. Shimano 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 Festival of Cycling King of the Mountain jersey has blue polka dots.
FOCUS YOUNG RIDER'S JERSEY
The Focus 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 Youth Classification leader and winner traditionally wears a white-coloured jersey in world cycling, and the Santos Festival of Cycling maintains this tradition.
WILSON PARKING WINNING TEAM COMPETITION
The team with the best combined time after each stage is awarded the Winning Team prize. Traditionally, this has involved the presentation of boomerangs.