Tour de France 2013: infographic - Wimbledon vs. Tour prize money comparison

Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas fractured his hip on the first stage of the 2013 Tour de France but has refused to quit.

Such displays of courage are the norm for professional cycling, despite the unimaginable challenge of racing for three weeks.

Do the stars of other sports  have it easy by comparison, and reap greater rewards?

When Andy Murray steps on to Centre Court at Wimbledon tomorrow, he will be playing for a £1.6m pay cheque. If Chris Froome wins the Tour de France, he will collect  €450,000.

Thomas tweeted recently on the £23,000 prize money given to players who exit Wimbledon after the first round, joking that his girlfriend should attend the local tennis court.

We compared the prize money offered to the riders of the Tour de France and the players at Wimbledon in our latest infographic.

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  1. AndyB

    it makes you wonder where all the broadcast money goes doesn’t it?

  2. www.capitalcycles.co.uk

    The prize money would probably rise if people knew more about the sport and tactics, plus we need a few years of a clean image to attract higher sponsorship support (as more big companies would be vying for the few opportunities available)

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