2016 Classification Jerseys
Amgen Race Leader Jersey
The coveted yellow jersey is awarded daily to the rider with the lowest cumulative time over the entire race. The rider wearing this jersey often changes from stage to stage as each day’s results are added into the equation. It is possible for a rider to win the Amgen Race Leader Jersey without winning a daily stage since the jersey takes into account overall times.
Visit California Sprint Jersey
The Visit California Sprint Jersey is awarded to the rider that accumulates the most bonus points, which are given based on Sprint Line performances as well as finishing the stage in the top-15 places. Cyclists who specialize in bursts of power and speed, or consistently finish near the top of each stage, will have the best chance to wear the respected green jersey.
Lexus King of the Mountain (KOM) Jersey
This jersey will go to the peloton’s strongest climber each day – and there will be plenty in the 2016 race to make this a hotly contested jersey with more than 40,000 feet of climbs in total and at least one categorized climb on every road stage. A cyclist earns this jersey by collecting points at designated KOM locations at the tops of mountains and hills. Only the first three cyclists to reach the top on rated climbs receive points toward this award. Lexus is a first-time jersey partner.
Amgen Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey
This meaningful jersey will be awarded daily to the cyclist who best exemplifies the character of those engaged in the fight against cancer – courage, sacrifice, inspiration, determination and perseverance.