Traditionally, the race winner who picks up this €500,000 prize hands it over to his team-mates as a thank you for their hard work towards his victory over three weeks of racing in France.
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But what about the remaining €1,791,700? How is that dished out?
Obviously the other riders who finish high up on GC receive a fair chunk, with €200,000 and €100,000 going to second and third place respectively, but riders can pick up small monetary rewards on each of the 21 stages.
For instance, each stage winner picks up €11,000, each intermediate sprint victor €1,500 and each combativity prize winner €2,000.
The full prize money rules and regulations can be found here, but for those curious as to which teams have picked up the most money so far, the numbers have been crunched and a league table has been created.
Of course, teams will care much more about their standings in the overall classification but a decent bonus at the end of the Tour won’t do any harm to team morale.
Ineos took home the most money, €779,200, adding €700,000 on the final day as Bernal and Geraint Thomas finished first and second on the podium in Paris.
Jumbo-Visma were second, rounding out the podium with Steven Kruijswijk after an impressive Tour for the Dutch squad, who took the first yellow jersey with Mike Teunissen, winning the team time trial the next day, before Dylan Groenewegen and Wout van Aert also picked up stage wins. This left them with total earnings of €203,400.
Deceuninck – Quick-Step earned €189,940 after Julian Alaphilippe held the yellow jersey for a total of 14 days while also picking up a couple of stage wins, while Elia Viviani also took his maiden stage victory to complete his Grand Tour set.
Peter Sagan’s continued grip on the points classification saw Bora-Hansgrohe take home €159,050, winning stage five as Emanuel Buchmann rode to an impressive fourth finish overall.
Katusha-Alpecin only won €18,220 of prize money, but were beaten by Total Direct Energie who took home €460 less, a mere €17,760 after three weeks of racing. Lilian Calmejane had a quiet return to the race after his breakout Tour last year and Niki Terpstra’s bad luck continued as he crashed out on stage 11.
Tour de France 2019 team earnings (as of the end of stage seven)
Team Sky €779,200
Deceuninck – Quick-Step €189,940
Ag2r La Mondiale €55,140
EF Education First €41,710
UAE Team Emirates €22,930
Dimension Data €19,300
Total Direct Energie €17,760