Chris Froome prize money: Team Sky rider on verge of Tour de France victory - but how much will he earn?

 
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Le Tour de France 2016 - Stage Twenty
Sky high: Froome is on course to make more money than ever before from the Tour (Source: Getty)

Chris Froome has all but secured a third Tour de France title ahead of the final stage in Paris, and his reward for being the first Briton to achieve such a feat will be fittingly lucrative.

The Team Sky rider has a seemingly insurmountable lead over Romain Bardet of four minutes and five seconds following a wet penultimate stage in the Alps.

It puts him on the verge of a €544,000 (£455,286) prize, the largest pay cheque he's ever received from the Tour.

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As the presumptive winner of this year's general classification, Froome can look forward to €500,000 in prize money.

Race organisers have boosted the reward by €50,000 compared to the €450,000 secured by the Olympic medallist last year.

With two outright stage wins worth €11,500 each, 12 successive days in the yellow jersey worth €6,000 (€500 is rewarded to the holder each day) and a further 11 top 20 finishes worth a collective €19,500, Froome's total take home from the Tour stands at €544,000.

Last year Froome's general classification pole position, combined with earnings picked up for individual stage wins, holding the yellow jersey and the white and red polka dot jersey (worth €300 per day) - an accolade he has not won this year - was worth €477,850, with €27,850 coming from individual stage prize money.

Two years earlier, when Froome won his first Tour title, he earned a total of €490,410, just over €40,000 of which had come from his individual stage performances including a memorable win on the Mont Ventoux worth €800 on its own.

Full 2016 prize money breakdown

General classification win - €500,000

Individual stage win - €11,000

Yellow jersey holder - €500 per day

Green/polka dot jersey holder - €300 per day

Overall points classification winner - €2,500

Overall mountains classification winner - €2,500

Most aggressive rider each day - €2,000

Most aggressive rider overall - €20,000

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