There is a total prize pot of €2,280,950 (£2,001,277) up for grabs at the 2017 Tour de France – here is how it is divided out
Just over £2million (€2,280,950) worth of prize money is on offer during the 2017 Tour de France, split up between the riders that place highly overall, stage winners, classification winners and more.
As you would rightly expect, winning the Tour de France overall nets you the biggest amount of money – and a significant portion of the overall prize pot.
The overall winner will receive €500,000 (£426,500) – the same as last year. 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.
Traditionally, the winner overall will share the prize money among their team, as a thanks for their team-mates help during the race.
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 top three riders home on each stage receive €11,000, €5,500 and €2,800, with money paid out to 20th position (€300).
There are also special prizes handed to riders who achieve certain targets during the race.
The first rider to the top of the Col du Galibier on stage 17 will get the €5,000 Souvenir Henri Desgrange. However, the €5,000 Souvenir Jacques Goddet will not be awarded this year as the race does not visit the Col du Tourmalet – and that means that this year’s total prize pot is slightly less than it was in 2016.
Money is paid out to riders positioning highly in each day’s intermediate sprint and categorised climb summits.
Especially aggressive riders are awarded each day with the combativity prize, which is €2,000 per day (excluding time trials and the final stage). The overall ‘super combativity’ prize winner nets €20,000 at the end of the race.
Last year, Team Sky and overall winner Chris Froome amassed €599,240 in prize money and topped the table of Tour cash. Cannondale-Drapac were bottom, and came away with only €14,100.