Tour de France 2018 prize money: How much will riders and teams earn in cash and WorldTour points? The Tour de France may be one of the toughest endurance events an athlete can take part in, but when it comes to collecting their prize money after three weeks in the saddle riders are reminded of just how tough the sport really is. When Andy Murray won the men’s singles at Wimbledon last summer, he pocketed £2 million for just 15 hours and 52 minutes play, or around £125,000 an hour. By contrast, the winner at this year’s Tour will earn €500,000, or around £438,755, for cycling 3,540 kilometres (2,200 miles) over a gruelling three-week period. When you consider that tradition dictates the winner hands over his earnings to team-mates in recognition of their hard work, you start to understand what winning the iconic yellow jersey really means. The total pot of prize money handed out at this year’s Tour is worth €2,280,950 and while the eventual winner takes the lion’s share, there are plenty of other ways of earning a few extra euros.
|Final position||Prize money (€)|
|20 – 160||1,000|