Chris Froome’s overall win at the 2017 Tour de France saw Team Sky top the race’s prize money list, with Froome picking up €500,000 himself.
The overall prize pot for the 2017 Tour de France was €2,285,950. Each team splits the money it wins – not just between riders, but mechanics, soigneurs and sometimes even the bus driver, although each team will have its own formula.
Top spot on the podium in Paris is worth €500,000. While that’s not an amount to be sniffed at, it is actually comparatively low compared to other sports. Tennis’ Wimbledon Championships, for example, hand out a whopping £2,200,000 to the two (gentleman and ladies) singles winners.
Second place receives €200,000 and third gets €100,000. Money is paid out to riders who place between first and 160th, with those placing from 20th to 160th receiving €1,000 apiece.
The overall winner of the points and king of the mountains classifications will put €25,000 in their pockets, while the best young rider overall gets €20,000. Prizes are also given out to those that wear the classification jerseys each day, with €500 going to the wearer of the yellow jersey, and €300 going to the green, white and polka-dot wearers.
The team leading the overall team classification at the end of the race net a further €50,000.
Team Sky €716,590
Team Sunweb €177,790
AG2R-La Mondiale €173,040
Quick-Step Floors €115,440
Astana Pro Team €81,080
Team Lotto NL-Jumbo€77,250
UAE Team Emirates €63,910
Dimension Data €59,710
BMC Racing Team €59,120
Direct Energie €43,720
Wanty-Groupe Gobert €39,360
Team Katusha Alpecin €33,880
Team Fortuneo-Oscaro €28,150
Team Movistar €24,090
Cofidis, Solutions Credits €19,230
Total Tour Prize Money €2,287,650