Tour de France 2022 Prize Money Revealed

The biggest bike race in the world, Tour de France have revealed the total prize money. Check how much will cyclists earn in Tour de France 2022 prize money.

Tour de France is the biggest cycling grand tour in the world. Similar to what Wimbledon is to tennis, the same way Tour de France is to cycling. Since it is the grandest cycling event in the world, it’s safe to assume that the players and the teams participating in the tour would be paid handsomely. The total Tour de France 2022 prize money is expected to be increased from the last season.

Tour de France is one of the 3 grand tours in cycling. It was started in 1903 and is held generally during the time of June-July. The 2022 edition of Tour de France is set to take place from June 26 to July 18.

Tour de France 2022 Prize Money

The prize money for the first-ever Tour de France was 20,000 francs, and jumping to 117 years later, in 2022, the total prize money of Tour de France is €2,293,000.

The prize money has been increased compared to €2,291,700 awarded in the 2019 race.

However, the biggest prize to receive for any Tour de France winner is to wear the yellow jersey on the final day in Paris – and alongside a warm glow. But do you know how much does an individual Tour de France winner makes? what is the prize money for each position?

Tour de France takes place over 23 days and the race is divided into 21 day long different stages, such as mountains, steep roads, etc. Hence there is a general winner, there is a mountain winner, the player with most points and there is a team that wins the Tour de France. Thus the list of prize money for different positions is as follows.

Prize money Individual general classification at the Tour de France 2022

GC WinnerPrize Winner (€)Stage winnersPrize money (€)
1500,000111,000
2200,00025,500
3100,00032,800
470,00041,500
550,0005830
623,0006780
711,5007730
87,6008670
94,5009650
103,80010600
113,00011540
122,70012470
132,50013440
142,10014340
152,00015300
161,50016300
171,30017300
181,20018300
191,10019300
20-1601,00020300

The general winner of the Tour de France such as Tadej Pogačar who won the 2022 Tour de France won whopping prize money of 500,000(€), but he necessarily not be each stage winner during the 23-day race, hence prize money of Tour de France is distributed to each stage winner as well, thus the first stage winner gets 11,000(€) and similarly, the rest follows.

The Tour de France prize money for certain established and recognised stages is as follows.

Prize money per stage at the Tour de France 2022

PositionPoints prize money (€)MountainsYoung riderTeams
125,00025,00020,00050,000
215,00015,00015,00030,000
310,00010,00010,00020,000
44,0004,0005,00012,000
53,5003,5008,000
63,0003,000
72,5002,500
82,0002,000
Total65,00065,00050,000120,000

There are usually 20 to 22 teams participating in the Tour de France and each team has around 8 riders, this year’s Tour de France saw Tadej Pogacar winning the race who belonged to the UAE team. whereas the list of winners of every category is as follows.

CategoriesWinners
WinnerTadej Pogacar
PointsSam Bennett
MountainsTadej Pogacar
YouthTadej Pogacar
CombativityMarc Hirschi
TeamMovistar Team

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