The Tour de France 2022 concluded with Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) as the champion, after the Dane completed the 21 stages faster than every other rider.
Vingegaard's victory ensures he earned €500,000 (£427,000) for winning the Tour, out of a €2,288,450 (£1.9 million) prize purse. Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) won the same amount in the previous two years.
However, Vingegaard's earnings actually reached €581,720 (£495,000) when factoring in his exploits over the course of the 21 stages.
Stage wins are worth €11,000 (£9,300), with prize money offered to riders who finish in the top 20 on each day. Vingegaard won two stages and finished in the top 20 on a further 12 occasions, seeing him net bonus money as a result.
The 25-year-old also pocketed an extra €500 for the 11 days he spent leading the GC, in addition to the half a million euros available at the end of the Tour. Similarly, his victory in the mountains classification netted him €25,000, with €300 awarded for each of the four days he spent leading the classification.
Finally, Vingegaard's win atop the Col du Galbiber on stage 11 also earned him a cool €5,000 bonus. The Col du Galibier 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.
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 secures €25,000. Wout Van Aert's (Jumbo-Visma) three stage wins and points classification victory, therefore, saw him earn €58,970.
The Belgian also added to that total by picking up the 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.
As previously mentioned, the mountains classification 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.
Ineos Grenadiers, 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|
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Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.
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