A total of €2,291,700 of prize money is on offer at the Tour de France 2019, with the largest amount available to the rider who steps up to the podium wearing the yellow jersey on the Champs-Élysées.
Traditionally, the overall race winner who picks up the €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.
Jumbo-Visma currently top the table at the end of stage seven, with €83,830 after winning four of the fifteen stages so far. Mike Teunissen took the opening stage and yellow jersey, with the Dutch team dominating the following day’s time trial and Dylan Groenewegen winning the bunch sprint on stage seven before Wout van Aert won stage 10 in Albi.
Lotto-Soudal are second, having earned €73,830 via victories such as Thomas De Gendt’s stage eight domination, Caleb Ewan’s sprint win of stage 11, plus Tim Wellens’ daily stint in the climber’s jersey.
Deceuninck – Quick-Step are a close third, with €72,360 so far. Julian Alaphilippe has brought home a good haul, with the yellow jersey on his shoulders for much of the race, plus his stage 13 time trial victory. Elia Viviani added to the coffers by taking his first ever Tour de France stage win on stage four.
Mitchelton-Scott have moved up the rankings info fourth, whilst defending champion Geraint Thomans’ Team Ineos is ninth, at €26,310.
Tour de France 2019 team earnings (as of the end of stage seven)
Team Jumbo Visma €83,830
Lotto Soudal €73,830
Team Ineos €26,310
Wanty-Gobert Cycling Team €21,900
Team Subweb €17,640
CCC Team €13,000
Confidis, Solutions Credits €12,560
UAE Team Emirates €12,140
Movistar Team €11,580
Astana Pro Team €10,020
AG24 La Mondiale €9,890
EF Education First €9,360
Team Arkea-Samsic €8,680
Team Katusha Alepecin €8,110
Team Dimension Data €7,760
Total Direct Energie €6,630
(Figures correct as of the end of stage seven)