There is a total prize pot of €2,287,650 (£2,045,130) up for grabs at the 2017 Tour de France – here's who won the most, and how it's divided overall.
Just over £ 2million (€2,287,650) worth of prize money is on offer during the 2017 Tour de France, split up between the riders that place highly overall, stage winners, classification winners and more.
As you would expect, Team Sky have picked up the biggest slice of that prize courtesy of Chris Froome’s overall victory and their win in the teams classification. Those results meant the team won €716,590 – nearly a third of the total prize pot.
Team Sunweb are next up, €177,790 their reward for riding an aggressive race, picking up three stage wins, two jerseys, and the overall combativity award with Warren Barguil and Michael Matthews. Those results were enough to edge them ahead of Ag2r La Mondiale, who won €173,790 thanks to Romain Bardet‘s stage win and third place overall.
At the other end of the prize money list are Cofidis and Bahrain-Merida, who both won less than €20,000 after riding largely anonymous races, Nacer Bouhanni’s antics aside.
Surprisingly it’s Movistar who are third from bottom, winning just €24,090 at the end of a disappointing race which they came into hoping to win with Nairo Quintana, who eventually finished a distant 12th in GC.
Almost €26,000 behind Quick-Step come Team Sunweb, who have enjoyed a stellar Tour so far with two stage wins courtesy of Warren Barguil and Michael Matthews, and Barguil’s many mountain points helping them to €58,590 in prize money so far.
Team Sky are next on the prize list, with €54,790 to their name. This is largely due to consistent placings in stages and Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas‘s time in the yellow jersey, and will rise significantly if Froome can take his fourth Tour title in Paris.
Direct Energie and Wanty-Groupe Gobert’s consistent breakaway efforts have also been rewarded with nearly €30,000 each in prize money.
At the bottom of the prize money standings, three teams are yet to collect more than €10,000 in prize money.
However Cofidis, currently on €6,310, and Bahrain-Merida, on a paltry €3,110, have no such prospect, so will be desperately looking for a final week stage win to boost their coffers.
Tour de France final prize money
Team Sky €716,590
Team Sunweb €177,790
Ag2r La Mondiale €173,040
Quick-Step Floors €115,440
Lotto Soudal €87,590
UAE Team Emirates €63,910
Dimension Data €59,710
BMC Racing €59,210
Direct Energie €43,720
Wanty-Groupe Gobert €39,360
How much money do the riders win in the 2017 Tour de France?
As you would rightly expect, winning the Tour de France overall nets you the biggest amount of money – and a significant portion of the overall prize pot.
The overall winner will receive €500,000 (£426,500) – the same as last year. Second place receives €200,000 and third gets €100,000. Money is paid out to riders who place between first and 160th, with those placing from 20th to 160th receiving €1,000 apiece.
Traditionally, the winner overall will share the prize money among their team, as a thanks for their team-mates help during the race.
The overall winner of the points and king of the mountains classifications will put €25,000 in their pockets, while the best young rider overall gets €20,000. Prizes are also given out to those that wear the classification jerseys each day, with €500 going to the wearer of the yellow jersey, and €300 going to the green, white and polka-dot wearers.
The top three riders home on each stage receive €11,000, €5,500 and €2,800, with money paid out to 20th position (€300).
There are also special prizes handed to riders who achieve certain targets during the race.
The first rider to the top of the Col du Galibier on stage 17 will get the €5,000 Souvenir Henri Desgrange. However, the €5,000 Souvenir Jacques Goddet will not be awarded this year as the race does not visit the Col du Tourmalet – and, along with fewer KOMs, that means that this year’s total prize pot is slightly less than it was in 2016.
Money is paid out to riders positioning highly in each day’s intermediate sprint and categorised climb summits.
Especially aggressive riders are awarded each day with the combativity prize, which is €2,000 per day (excluding time trials and the final stage). The overall ‘super combativity’ prize winner nets €20,000 at the end of the race.
Last year, Team Sky and overall winner Chris Froome amassed €599,240 in prize money and topped the table of Tour cash. Cannondale-Drapac were bottom, and came away with only €14,100.