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pink jersey Line breaks: pink jer¦sey

Definition of pink jersey in English:


(In the Giro d’Italia) a pink sports shirt worn each day by the rider who is ahead on time over the whole race to that point, and presented to the rider with the shortest overall time at the finish of the race: the British cyclist will be wearing the pink jersey as he starts the next leg of the race on Sunday
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  • German veteran Jens Heppner retained the overall leader's pink jersey for the seventh consecutive day by finishing in the peloton.
  • He could still defend his pink jersey in the Giro in May.
  • In 1952 he became the youngest man to wear la maglia rosa, or pink jersey, worn by the leader in the Giro.

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