Englishman Chris Froome represented his country well in the 100th Tour de France, becoming the second consecutive British rider to win the marquee racing event.
Froome notched victories in three of the 21 stages, but he bested the field in the general classification, riding to a total time of 83 hours, 56 minutes and 40 seconds for the first-place finish and the yellow jersey.
The 28-year-old dominated in the mountain stages, climbing the peaks of the Alps better than any rider in the field. It was with those performances that Froome set the stage for a casual final stage in which he kept pace in the field and secured the Tour de France victory.
With the win, Froome claimed the prestigious title and a hefty payday of €450,000 ($591,075).
The payouts for the Tour de France award stage-winning riders and those who place in the general classification. Every rider is awarded prize money at the end of the race, though the totals are far from even.
Along with individual performances, teams are also awarded prize money. According to LeTour.com, the three riders with the best combined time from each team are calculated to determine the winning team, awarded €50,000 ($65,675) after the race.
Winners of each stage are awarded €22,500 ($29,553.75) and €25,000 ($32,837.50) for team trials as well.
The Tour de France also awards sizable individual cash prizes for the winners of the green jersey (leader of points classification), red polka dot jersey (best climber), the white jersey (best rider 25 years old or younger) and the Combativity Award, given to the most aggressive rider in the race, as awarded by a panel of judges.
Each rider has had an opportunity to increase his earnings totals, but the base prize package for each top-finishing rider remains the same.
Let’s take a look at the payout schedule for each of the top 10 riders, excluding stage bonuses and other incentives.
*Payout information courtesy of LeTour.fr.