Trek Factory Racing take home just €300 prize money from Critérium du Dauphiné

While Team Sky will take home €26,100 (before tax) in prize money from the Criterium du Dauphine, Trek Factory Racing won just €300

Fumiyuki Beppu gained Trek's best stage finish at the Dauphiné with 12th on stage two (Sunada)
(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

It wasn't a week to remember for Trek Factory Racing as the team bottomed the prize money table at the Critérium du Dauphiné, taking home a measly €300 euros over the eight stages.

Trek finished bottom of all 21 teams competing in France, €25,800 down on leaders Team Sky, who mostly had Chris Froome and Peter Kennaugh to thank for their stage wins and overall success.

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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.

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It's not so lucrative, this world of cycling.

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Stuart Clarke

Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.