Le Toue De France cash prize ???

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  1. impalass

    impalass New Member

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    Does anybody have an idea how much money 1st, 2nd and 3rd place are awarded ? It have to be a LOT. For someone like LA to have a house in France, live in Spain and another house in Austin...it have to be a lot. Any ideas how much they make a year ????:confused: :rolleyes:
     
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  2. nik0101

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    most of his money i think comes from sponsors and ads
     
  3. Jakebrake

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    I'm not certain, but I believe the TdF winner usually dolls the prize money out to his team to show his appreciation and to avoid France's very high, confiscatory tax bite. :)

    As for all of LA's houses, I doubt his cycling salary covers that, it's the endorsements where he receives a sizeable portion of jack.
     
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    1st was half a million dollars
     
  6. steve

    steve Administrator
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    Hi

    I found this on cyclingnews.com

    A brief look at how some of the classifications paid in 2002:

    Prologue

    1st 3,810 Euro
    2nd 1,525
    3rd 760
    4th 455
    5th 390


    Road Stage/Individual Time Trial

    1st 7,620 Euro
    2nd 4,000
    3rd 2,000
    4th 1,200
    5th 830


    Team Time Trial

    1st 15,000 Euro
    2nd 7,500
    3rd 4,300
    4th 3,900
    5th 3,600


    Prize for each green jersey sprint or HC mountain climb

    1st 762 Euro
    2nd 457
    3rd 305


    Daily prize for yellow, green, polka dot, and white jerseys: 305 Euro

    Final Individual Classification

    1st 335,390 Euro
    2nd 167,495
    3rd 91,470
    4th 60,979
    5th 41,923


    Final Classification: Green, Polka Dot Jerseys

    1st 22,867 Euro
    2nd 15,245
    3rd 7,622


    Final Classification: White Jersey

    1st 18,294 Euro
    2nd 13,720
    3rd 9,147
     
  7. meehs

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    In Armsrtong's book "Every Second Counts" he talks about the $400,000 in prize money that he received for winning the TdF (I think it was the 2002 TdF). He says that the winner traditionally splits this money up and gives it to his teammates (evidently the winner will have more money flowing in from all kinds of other sources). For what it's worth; Armstrong says that he was so impressed and proud of his teammates that year that he doubled each of their shares out of his own pocket.
     
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    Oh! And if your wondering where LA gets most of his money? I heard on the radio this morning that he just signed a new $5 million contract with Nike. That doesn't include his other sponsorship contracts or his USPS salary!
     
  9. izzodesh

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    i wonder how many bikes he has too?
     
  10. ed073

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    estimates of Lance's earnings run from $12-$16 million US per annum.
     
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