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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.
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