Chris Froome's €450,000 prize money boosts Team Sky to the top of the money list from the 2015 Tour de France

Chris Froome’s overall win at the 2015 Tour de France saw Team Sky top the race’s prize money list, with Froome picking up €450,000 himself.

Sky’s haul from the three week race stood at €556,630, with Movistar trailing in second with €442,080. The British team’s prize money was augmented thanks to Froome’s stage 10 victory and his mountains classification win, adding an extra €33,000 to the kitty.

Movistar picked up €300,000 thanks to Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde finishing second and third overall, while the Colombian added another €25,000 with his white jersey win.

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At the other end of the spectrum Orica-GreenEdge propped up the table with just over €10,000 earned over the course of the three weeks. The Australian team’s hopes were dashed early as three riders pulled out of the race in the first week.

Wildcards MTN-Qhubeka won more money than seven WorldTour teams, finishing tenth in the table with €52,400 earned.

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It was an overwhelmingly successful Tour for the African team, picking up a stage win, seven top-five finishes, 13th overall in the GC with Serge Pauwels and four days in the polka dot jersey with Daniel Teklehaimanot.

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  • Michael Phillips

    Wiggins should be embarrassed about 2012. Not even close to strongest rider and then gets a knighthood to go with it…. which only further reduces the cred of that award

  • Pedro Nogo

    Does a team player openly attack his own team leader? Just a thought – couldn’t care less about the ifs buts and maybes of 2012 really, waited all my life for some British success and then three buses come along all at once – happy days

  • Jsmith

    Lee you seem to forget that Wiggins won the tour all by himself. He didn’t need a team around him or so he thought. He was not a team player. Froome thankfully is.

  • Lee Wingate

    what you should also mention in the article is that, it is traditional that the yellow jersey winner takes none of those winnings and that they are spread out amongst the team as a thank-you. the yellow jersey is a team effort.

    this is something that mr wiggins seemed to have a problem with back in 2012! (apparently)