While Team Sky will take home €26,100 (before tax) in prize money from the Criterium du Dauphine, Trek Factory Racing won just €300
Haimar Zubeldia was Trek’s highest placed finisher on the general classification in 42nd, with Japanese rider Fumiyuki Beppu claiming their best stage finish with 12th on stage two.
While the lack of money won’t immediately bankrupt the team, the riders and staff do share out the prizes so they can look forward to a few Euros each, but they won’t be putting their children through university on it.
In February, Trek’s Gregory Rast tweeted a picture of his share of the spoils from the 2014 Milan-San Remo, in which Fabian Cancellara finished second, which showed that after tax and fines he had received €462 for his seven hours of hard work.
It’s not so lucrative, this world of cycling.
Watch highlights of the 2015 Critérium du Dauphiné