August 4th, ’15. Matteo Pelucchi denied Marcel Kittel a second stage win with a powerful ... read more
August 4th, ’15. Nate Levin and Tom Carter have continued to shine on the junior ... read more
August 3rd, ’15. Jean-Pierre Drucker beat out the rest of his breakaway companions to claim ... read more
Prize money of the 2012 Tour de France
Jul 6th, 12. The Tour de France is all about glory, honour and a few prized coloured jerseys - but there is also over €2m of prize money at stake.
Tour de France 2012 prize money
The winner of the 2012 Tour de France will earn at least €450,000, with additional Euros gained for number of days in the yellow or other jerseys, stage wins, KOM and interim sprint wins.
Overall GC placing €1,002,000
As well as the champion, the runner-ups are also rewarded with a hefty prize purse - €200,000 for 2nd and €100,000 for the 3rd placed rider.
In fact, prize money is awarded to every finisher - 4th €70,000, 5th €50,000, 6th €23,000 7th €11,500 and a sliding scale ... 19th rider €1,000 ... 30th €600 ... 50th €500 and every other rider who completes the Tour de France earns €400.
In addition, every day a rider is in the yellow jersey they earn €350.
Stage placings €472,500
Young riders €66,500
Climbers - €107,100
Most combative €54,000
Teams €178,800 prizes + €1,391,000
Additional prizes €10,000
Whether the prize money goes to the team or the rider is up to the team to decide.
Tweet Follow @roadcycling
Support RoadCycling.co.nz Advertisers