During the week’s competition a number of rankings are kept up.
- A general individual ranking according to racing times
- A points ranking for intermediate and finish sprints
- A king of the mountain ranking for the two individual hill climbs
- A team ranking for the team sponsors, which does not affect any individual ranking
Final winner of any ranking and the jersey which comes with it is the participant who finishes first according to the Foundation’s competition rules.
Individual ranking leaders in categories 5/6, 7 and newbies will wear a yellow jersey, the ranking leader in category 5 is entitled to wear a white jersey not beiing the leader in category 5/6. The leaders of the sprints rankings will wear green jerseys, the leaders in the king of the mountain rankings will wear polka dot jerseys. The first girl in the individual ranking in categories 6 and newbies girls will wear a pink jersey.
The final winner of the girls’ category 5 ranking will also receive a pink jersey.
When one rider leads both the general ranking and any other ranking, he must wear the yellow jersey. The second in the points ranking will wear the green jersey. Yellow always prevails over green or any other colour.
The order of importance of the jerseys is as follows:
- Yellow jersey
- Pink jersey
- White jersey
- Green jersey
- Polka dot jersey
Categories 5 and 6 have a combined green jersey ranking.
Wearing of the jerseys is compulsory. The jerseys which are handed over at the trophy ceremony become the personal property of the rankings’ winners.
The final winner in the newbies category will receive a flower wreath.
Riders wearing a leader’s jersey who are number one of their ranking, must hand in their jersey on Saturday afternoon after the races. At the trophy ceremony they will receive a leader’s jersey with the year on it. Riders who have held a jersey but have not finished first in their final ranking, may keep the jersey. Should they get back to first place of their ranking, they will not receive a new jersey but they will have to wear the one they have. Riders who were second in their ranking but wore the jersey because it was passed on from number one, must hand in the jersey on Saturday afternoon.
When two riders end up with the same ranking, the result of their last race is decisive.
General individual ranking
In all races, except the time trials, the first five at the finish earn bonus seconds.
The winner of the stage gets 5 seconds, the 2nd gets 4 seconds, the 3rd gets 3 seconds, the 4th gets 2 seconds and the 5th gets 1 second.
Intermediate and finish sprint ranking
During the criteriums a number of intermediate sprints (including the finish) will be announced by the speaker, with a bell signal. During the road races there will be sprints every time the finish line is passed and at the finish of the race. During the classic there will be a sprint at every passing of “De Klaveet” on the Postweg and when the finish line is passed. The winner of each sprint and finisch gets 3 points, the 2nd gets 2 points and the 3rd gets 1 point. In categories 5 and 6 there is a combined sprint ranking with one green jersey for the leader of the ranking.
King of the Mountain ranking
When two riders finish on equal time after the two hill climbs, the result of the last climb decides who wins the jersey.