Tour De France 2017 Prize Money: Purse Payout Distribution

Tour de France is the most coveted trophy in the cycling world. The endurance and the skill that goes into winning the trophy is praise worthy and also exemplary. But what irks is the Tour De France 2017 prize money that professional cyclist receives. With all the hardship and painstaking efforts that they put in to win the most noted championship of the world, the prize money that they receive is a mockery of all those efforts. Especially when you compare to other elite sports like football, tennis and golf you would find the double standards that prevail in sports.

Here is a look at the Tour De France 2017 prize money and it’s purse payout distribution. Also, we will look at how much the likes of Bradley Wiggings get after all they put in.

Tour De France 2017 Prize Money

The total pool of prize money that is up for grabs this year is a paltry €2,280,950 and in this paltry sum, the majority of the money is going to be taken away by the eventual winner. There are also certain other ways to win small sums of money while on the tour.

Individual General Classification Tour de France 2017 Prize money

Position Prize money (€) Prize money per kilometre (€) Prize money per hour (€)

1

500,000

141.24

5,617

2

200,000

56.49

2,247

3

100,000

28.24

1,123

4

70,000

19.77

787

5

50,000

14.12

562

6

23,000

6.49

258

7

11,500

3.24

129

8

7,600

2.14

85

9

4,500

1.27

51

10

3,800

1.07

43

11

3,000

0.84

34

12

2,700

0.76

30

13

2,500

0.7

28

14

2,100

0.59

24

15

2,000

0.56

22

16

1,500

0.42

17

17

1,300

0.36

15

18

1,200

0.33

13

19

1,100

0.31

12

20-160

1,000

0.28

11

The polka dot and green jersey winners i.e the winners of the mountain round and the points classification respectively each win €25,000. There is prize money for the winner of the Young classification as well and he takes away €20,000.

The owner of the yellow jersey not only gets more fame and recognition but also more bucks. He pockets around  €500 per day for owning the prestigious yellow jersey whereas the proprietors of another jersey pocket in €300 per day.

Green/Polka Jersey Prize Money:

Position Points prize money (€) Mountains Young rider Teams
1 25,000 25,000 20,000 50,000
2 15,000 15,000 15,000 30,000
3 10,000 10,000 10,000 20,000
4 4,000 4,000 5,000 12,000
5 3,500 3,500 8,000
6 3,000 3,000
7 2,500 2,500
8 2,000 2,000
TOTAL 65,000 65,000 50,000 120,000

During each stage, too, there is money on offer at the intermediate sprints (€1,500, €1,000 and €500), while the top 14 finishers in each road stage or individual time trial win €11,000, €5,500, €2,800, €1,500, €830, €780, €730, €670, €650, €600, €540, €470, €440 and €340 respectively while those that finish 15th-20th get €300.

Tour De France 2017 Prize Money Per Stage

Position Prize money (€)
1 11,000
2 5,500
3 2,800
4 1,500
5 830
6 780
7 730
8 670
9 650
10 600

In the race there are categorised climbs and winning the categorised climbs gives a boost to the pockets of the winners. The first one to get to each of the categorised climbs gets –  €800 for hors catégorie, €650 for category one, €500 for category two, €300 for category three and €200 for category four.

The biggest money goes into the rider who is the first to reach the highest peak of the race- Col du Galibier. The rider pocket in  €5,000 for achieving the feat.The rider who wins the daily combativity award during each road stage pockets in €2,000 each day and the overall ‘super-combativity’ prize winner gets  €20,000. (Tables source: Telegraph.co.uk)

2017 Tour de France WorldTour Points

Position In final general classification Per stage win In final points classification In final mountains classification Per day for wearing yellow
1 1,000 120 120 120 25
2 800 50 50 50
3 675 25 25 25
4 575 15
5 475 5
6 400
7 325
8 275
9 225
10 175

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