Team Sky and Movistar dominate Tour de France prize money list

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 on stage twenty-one of the 2015 Tour de France
(Image credit: Watson)

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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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.