Vingegaard's victory ensures he earned €500,000 (£433,000) for winning the Tour - that's around 20 per cent of the €2,500,000 (£2.2 million) prize purse. Vingegaard earned the same prize money last year, as did Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) in 2020 and 2021.
However, Vingegaard's earnings actually reached €535,220 (£463,100) when factoring in his exploits over the course of the 21 stages.
Stage wins are worth €11,000 (£9,518), with prize money offered to riders who finish in the top 20 on each day. Vingegaard won one stage and finished in the top 20 on a further 12 occasions, seeing him net bonus money as a result.
The 26-year-old also pocketed an extra €500 for the 16 days he spent leading the GC, in addition to the half a million euros available at the end of the Tour.
Naturally, minor classifications also have money on offer. Intermediate sprints are worth €1,500 for the first rider across the line, while the green jersey winner - the rider with the most sprint points at the end of the race - secures €25,000. Jasper Philipsen's (Alpecin-Decueninck) four stage wins, one intermediate sprint victory, 18 days in the green jersey (€300 a day) and points classification victory, therefore, saw him earn €70,500 (£61,000).
As with the points classification, the mountains winner receives €25,000, with €200-€800 available on categorised climbs throughout the duration of the 21 stages. The harder the climb, the more money is available for each rider who passes the summit first. This year's KOM was Giulio Ciccone (Lidl-Trek).
Tadej Pogačar does win a classification prize - €20,000 for finishing as the best placed rider under the age of 25. Nice, but it probably doesn't make up for missing out on the overall win.
Another rider taking home a cheeky bonus is Victor Campenaerts who was awarded the overall combativity award, providing him with an extra €24,000 - €20,000 for the overall prize and €4,000 for the two stages he was awarded the honour.
Meanwhile, Felix Gall won €11,000 for his win on stage 17, but the Austrian AG2R Citroën rider also earned himself a cool €5,000 bonus for summiting the Col de la Loze first. The Col de la Loze represented the highest point in this year's Tour de France, with the Souvenir Henri Desgrange prize awarded to the rider who summits the point first.
Jumbo Visma, the winners of the team classification, netted €50,000, calculated by the cumulative time of each team's three fastest finishers. The same rule is applied on each stage, with €2,800 prize money awarded to the fastest team each day, too.
Tour de France prize money: general classification and stage result
|GC position||Prize money (€)||Stage winners||Prize money (€)|
Tour de France prize money: Minor classifications
|Position||Points prize money (€)||Mountains||Young rider||Teams|
|5||3,500||3,500||Row 5 - Cell 3||8,000|
|6||3,000||3,000||Row 6 - Cell 3||Row 6 - Cell 4|
|7||2,500||2,500||Row 7 - Cell 3||Row 7 - Cell 4|
|8||2,000||2,000||Row 8 - Cell 3||Row 8 - Cell 4|
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