The Combination Jersey – the lost jersey of the Tour de France (1985-1989)
He’s back, the missing Lapje jersey. The combination jersey was the jersey that was worn in the Tour de France cycling race by the leader of the combination classification. The combination classification was introduced in 1968 in the Tour de France and was based on the classification of all other classifications.
The predecessor was first the white jersey, but from 1975 this became the jersey for the best youngster. From 1985 to 1989 the Lapje jersey was awarded. A striking jersey that was made up of the different jerseys – a piece of yellow jersey, a piece of green jersey, a piece of dotted jersey and a piece of – also gone – the red jersey.
The combination classification was based on the ranking of a rider in all other rankings: the yellow jersey, the green jersey, the polka dot jersey (and the red jersey between 1983 and 1989). So the most all-round rider received the Lapje jersey. Only the real big riders were able to win the all-round ranking.
Attention: It’s a bit smaller. When in doubt between two sizes, choose the largest size.
See size chart for dimensions.