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Please explain the Green Jersey!(2 posts)

Please explain the Green Jersey!JRG
Jul 5, 2001 3:32 PM
What is the Points Classification? Why does it lack the cachet of the Maillot Jeune?
re: Please explain the Green Jersey!mr_spin
Jul 5, 2001 5:09 PM
It's pretty simple. There are points that can be won throughout the race at intermediate sprints, and there are points handed out to the top 25 riders at the finish. The wearer of the green jersey is the rider who has the most points.

Sometimes it's said that it goes to the most "consistent finisher," because the most points come at the finish of the race (I think it is 25 points to the winner). That's also why even after the race is won, riders will sprint for lesser places.