Like Wimbledon and the US Open Golf Championship, the Tour de France has cash prizes for the top positions in the overall standings. Here, we’ll tell you all about the financial prizes of the Tour de France 2022.
The Tour de France is the second of the Grand Tours that are part of the cycling calendar. It is preceded by the Giro d’Italia and followed by the Vuelta a España. The 109th edition will be held this year from July 1 to July 24. It will start in Copenhagen, Denmark, and end on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. With 21 stages, it is one of the longest and most demanding races in the world. Thus, its economic rewards correspond to the high demands.
JefeBet brings you a detailed list of the money to be distributed in this edition of the Tour de France 2022.
Updated Purse and Prize Money Breakdown for the 2022 Tour de France Cycling Race Running from July 1 to 24 2022
This year, a large number of cyclists are competing for a share of the Tour’s €2,566,244.70 in prize money, more than the previous year’s €2.3 million. The top award, however, remains at 500,000 euros for the winner of the overall Tour de France standings.
Now, according to the newspaper El Español (2022), these are the financial rewards for the winners of the Tour de France 2022:
|Winner Tour de France||€500,000|
|2nd general classification||€200,000|
|3rd general classification||€100,000|
|2nd stage classification||€5,500|
|3rd stage classification||€2,800|
|Combativity||€20,000 and €2,000 for each stage|
|Green jersey (points won)||€25,000 and €300 for each stage|
|Polka dot jersey (mountain)||€25,000 and €300 for each stage|
|White jersey (young riders)||€20,000 and €300 for each stage|
|Teams win||€50,000 and €2,800 for each stage|
Distribution of prize money of the Tour de France in past editions
Furthermore, the Tour awarded the following money prizes to the top ten finishers in last year’s edition:
- Tadej Pogacar: €500,000
- Jonas Vingegaard: €200,000
- Richard Carapaz: €100,000
- Ben O’Connor: €70,000
- Wilco Kelderman: €50,000
- Enric Mas: €23,000
- Alexey Lutsenko: €11,750
- Guillaume Martin: €7,600
- Pello Bilbao: €4,500
- Rigoberto Uran: €3,800
Curious facts about the Tour de France 2022
- In 2022, 3,328 kilometers will be run. This is almost 100 km less than in 2020 and 2021. Riders will
- pass through four countries and eight regions within France.
- It will have 2 time trial stages.
- 6 flat stages.
- 7 medium mountain stages.
- 6 mountain stages with prizes on the climb.
Now that you know all about the economic prizes of the Tour and some curious facts of this edition, get ready to live 21 exciting days.