Get ready to ride with the 2018 AMGEN Tour of California Limited Edition Jersey in white! Celebrate California and all it's glory with this unique and stylish jersey that will have you ready for the race!
Cyclists who specialize in bursts of power and speed, or consistently finish near the top of each stage, have the best chance to wear the respected ”green jersey.” Riders can accumulate points at designated Sprint Lines throughout the course, as well as for finishing the stage in the top ten. “King of California” Peter Sagan (BORA-hansgrohe) will return this year to defend his 7th career California Green Jersey against the likes of world-famous sprinters Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) and Marcel Kittel (Team KATUSHA ALPECIN). Visit California has been a jersey partner since the race's inception in 2006.
This jersey recognizes the peloton's strongest climber each day – the rider who collects the most points at KOM/QOM locations on designated mountains and hills. Only the first three cyclists to reach the top on rated climbs receive points.
The prized “yellow jersey” will go to the rider with the lowest cumulative time over the entire race (each day) at the end of each stage. Traditionally yellow, this jersey often changes hands from stage to stage as each day's results are added into the equation. It is possible for a rider to wear this highly contested jersey without winning a stage since it recognizes overall race times, not stage finish results.