Combination classification in the Vuelta a España

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White jersey
Jersey white.svg
Award details
Sport Road Cycling
Competition Vuelta a España
Given for Winner combination classification
Local name Jersey Blanco Spain
First award 1970
Editions 27 (as of 2015)
First winner  Guido Reybrouck (BEL)
Most wins  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) (3 wins)
Most recent  Joaquim Rodríguez (ESP)

The combination classification is one of the primary awards in the Vuelta a España cycling stage race. This classification is calculated by adding the numeral ranks of each cyclist in the general, points, and mountains classifications (a rider must have a score in all classifications possible to qualify for the combination classification), with the lowest cumulative total signifying the leader of this competition.

Since 2006, the leader of the classification wears a white jersey; in 2005 it was a golden-green jersey.

The award strongly favours top riders in the competition. Since its re-introduction in 2002, it has only been won by someone other than the race's overall winner four times: in 2002, 2003, 2012, and 2015. On all four of those occasions, the winning cyclist was placed either second or third in the overall classification.


Most wins

Rank Cyclist Total Years
1  Alejandro Valverde (ESP) 3 2003, 2009, 2012
2  Alberto Contador (ESP) 2 2008, 2014
 Federico Echave (ESP) 2 1990, 1991
 Roberto Heras (ESP) 2 2002, 2004
 Sean Kelly (IRL) 2 1986, 1988
 Denis Menchov (RUS) 2 2005, 2007