Tour de France 2022: yellow jersey, stage winner, breakaways ... the amount of bonuses that riders can earn

Tour de France 2022: yellow jersey, stage winner, breakaways … the amount of bonuses that riders can earn

How much does the winner of the Tour de France earn? Stage victory, wearing a distinctive jersey, taking the lead at the top of a pass, victory in an intermediate sprint or the prize for the combatant of the day, the Great Loop is full of bonuses for cyclists to pocket. The point on the sums they can win over the three weeks of a race which begins this Friday, July 1.

A major popular festival for the public, race of the year for cyclists, the Tour de France is also an important financial challenge for the various teams in the peloton. The objective of visibility is major for the sponsors who accompany the training throughout the year. But throughout the race, the opportunities to pocket individual bonuses are also very numerous for the runners.

Bonuses distributed on the Champs-Élysées

As revealed NEWS, the winner of the general classification of the Grande Boucle will pocket 500,000 euros. The amount then decreases according to the place of the riders in the general classification: 200,000 euros for the runner-up, 100,000 euros for the 3rd, 70,000 euros for the 4th, 50,000 for the 5th… Note that arriving on the Champs-Élysées will earn all runners who finish the race 1,000 euros.

For those who bet on the distinctive jerseys, attractive bonuses will also be distributed. For the green jersey in the points classification and the polka dot jersey in the mountain classification, the first eight finishers will receive between 25,000 and 2,000 euros.

Regarding the white jersey for the best young rider, 20,000 euros await the winner, while 15,000, 10,000 and 5,000 euros will be distributed to the 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

The formations that will arrive at the first five places of the team classification will respectively win 50,000, 30,000, 20,000, 12,000 and 8,000 euros. Finally, designated by a specialist jury, the rider designated as “the most combative of the tour” will pocket 20,000 euros.

Gains at every step

But other bonuses can be gleaned long before the arrival on the Champs-Élysées. The 20 first in the classification of each stage will thus win between 11,000 euros, for the winner, and 300 euros, for the riders classified between 15 and 20. 2,800 euros are up for grabs for the best team of each stage.

In addition to the honor it confers, wearing the different distinctive jerseys yields a daily income of 500 for the yellow jersey, and 300 euros for the green, white and polka-dot tunics.

Finally, slipping into the breakaways can also pay off big. First there is the prize for the combative of the day, awarded by a jury and which brings in 2,000 euros to the designated winner each day.

During the intermediate sprints located during the stage, 1,500, 1,000 and 500 euros are distributed to the first three. Prizes are also up for grabs for those who cross the summits of the hills and passes in the lead: 200 euros for the 4th category, 300 euros for the 3rd category, 500 and 250 euros for the first two in the 2nd category, 650, 400 and 150 euros for the podium at the top of the 1st category, and 800, 450 and 300 euros for the first three out of category.

And, as has been customary since 1952, the rider who takes the lead over the summit of the Col du Galibier during the 11th stage will win the “Henri-Desgrange souvenir” and an exceptional bonus of 5,000 euros.

And the Women’s Tour?

In total, as confirmed Eurosport, the “prize money” of the event amounts to 2,282,000 euros. By way of comparison, that of the women’s Tour de France amounts to 250,000 euros.

A significant difference that its director, Marion Rousse, justified at the microphone of franceinfo last fall. “You should also know that the Tour de France (men’s) lasts three weeks and there, it will be eight stages, so we can compare with races like Paris-Nice or the Critérium du Dauphiné, and I can tell you that it’s more than in the Dauphiné”, she said. She also said she had the “willingness to pay women the same price as men as soon as possible.”

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