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Who’s won most prize money so far on Tour de France 2017?

Posted on: July 17th, 2017

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Prize money on Tour de France 2017 so far

 

Prize money on Tour de France 2017 so far

 

Having won five stages at the Tour de France so far, Marcel Kittel has helped his QuickStep team to the top of the money rankings.

The Belgian squad, which also counts Ireland’s Dan Martin in its ranks, has won more prize money in the first two weeks than any other team – see full list below.

Of the €84,460 the team has won, Kittel’s stage wins account for more than half.

He earned €11,000 for each of his five wins, bringing the earnings for those results to €55,000.

Team Sunweb has won two stages with Warren Barguil and Michael Matthews.

Barguil is leading the climbers’ classification and both he and Matthews have been in the top three on some stages. The team has earned €58,590.

In third place in the money rankings is Team Sky, with €54,790.

There is €500,000 for the winner of the race so whoever takes the final yellow jersey in Paris is very likely to bring his team to, or near, the top of the money standings.

There are cash prizes for the top 160 on the race overall; those placed 21st to 160th each winning €1,000.

There’s €25,000 for winning the points classification and the mountains competition, with the top eight in each classification winning cash prizes down to €2,000.

And there is €20,000 for the young rider classification, with just four prizes in that competition; 4th receiving €5,000.

The winners of the team classification receive €50,000. Each day there are cash prizes for holding the classification jerseys on that stage; €500 per day for yellow and €300 per day for the other jerseys.

There are also cash prizes for the top 20 on each stage; the man in 20th each day taking €300.

And there are a whole host of other prizes, including for being the first to the top of classified climbs and up to €1,500 for winning intermediate sprints.

The climbs carry relatively minor prize money, even for a bike race.

Some €800 is on offer for the first to the top of a HC climb, €650 for a cat 1, €500 for a cat 2, €300 for a cat 3 and €200 for a cat 4.

The Souvenir Henri Desgrange prize this year – for the first rider over the summit of the highest climb of the race, the Col du Galibier – is €5,000.

The combativity prize each day is €2,000, with €20,000 for the overall winner of that classification.

The total prize fund in the Tour de France 2017 is €2,280,950.

 

Prize money on Tour de France 2017 so far

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