Chris Froome’s fourth Tour de France win in five years helped Team Sky take home €716,590 in prize money from this year’s race – nearly three times more than the next-highest team.
With Froome’s GC win netting €500,000 for the team, the British WorldTour team were always going to top the money tree, but they increased that significantly thanks to Mikel Landa’s fourth place overall (€70,000) and success in the team classification (€20,000).
Froome’s consistency also saw him finish in the money in the points and mountains classifications, scooping an additional €2,000 and €3,500 respectively.
Geraint Thomas’ opening stage win was worth an additional €11,000 for the team’s purse, while Mikel Nieve finished 14th overall to add another €2,100.
And with Froome and Thomas wearing the yellow jersey for all but two stages of the race between them, they also took home €9,000 of the maximum €10,000 on offer for that too.
Each team has their own formula for how prize money is shared, but it is generally split between the riders and backroom staff, with everyone from the super-domestiques on the road to the team bus driver likely to take a cut of some sort.