As the prize money, there is a total amount of €2,280,950 (£2,001,277) up for earning at the 2017 Tour de France. The prize decreases during the 2017 Tour de France for just over £2 million (€2,280,950) worth of prize money, awarding the riders that place highly overall, stage winners, classification winners and more. The overall winner will be awarded €500,000 (£426,500), the same as last year. Runner-up gets €200,000 and second runner-up achieving €100,000. Money is distributed to riders who place between first and 160th while those placing from 20th to 160th receiving €1,000 apiece. Generally, the winner overall will share the prize money with their team, as a honorarium for their team-mates who offer help during the race.
The overall winner of the points and king of the mountains classifications will take €25,000 home while the best young rider overall gets €20,000. Prizes are also paid out to those that wear the classification jerseys each day, with €500 for the wearer of the yellow jersey, and €300 for the green, white and polka-dot wearers. The top three riders on each stage receive €11,000, €5,500 and €2,800, with money given out to 20th position (€300).
There are also special prizes offering to riders who achieve certain targets during the race. The first rider to the top of the Col du Galibier on stage 17 will be given the €5,000 Souvenir Henri Desgrange. Differently, as the race does not visit the Col du Tourmalet, the €5,000 Souvenir Jacques Goddet will not be awarded this year, together with fewer KOMs meaning that this year’s total prize pot is slightly less than prize money in 2016. also, money is given out to racers positioning highly in each day’s intermediate sprint and categorized climb summits, especially for the aggressive riders each day with the combativity prize, which is €2,000 per day.
How much prize money at the Tour de France 2017?
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