Tour de France Chris Froome and Team Sky set for record prize money earnings after closing in on fourth title

 
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Le Tour de France 2017 - Rest Day
Froome extended his lead on stage 17 (Source: Getty)

This year's Tour de France is on course to be even more lucrative for Team Sky than their triumph 12 months ago, with Chris Froome on the cusp of repeating last year's success.

Team Sky's total kitty came to a record €599,240 last year, mainly thanks to Froome banking the Tour's largest ever prize of €500,000 for winning the race.

Although awarded to individual racers, the general classification prizes are traditionally shared throughout a team.

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Froome will defend his title for the second consecutive year and win the same €500,000 prize again, as long as he completes the final stage in Paris tomorrow.

Team Sky, meanwhile, are set to finish top of the classification rankings — a position that will see them receive €50,000.

Last year that prize was won by Movistar, while Team Sky were handed €30,000 for finishing second in the ranking based on the combined times of the best three riders of each team per stage.

At the end of stage 20, Team Sky's riders had already collectively earned €64,190, as prize money is also issued for individual stage top 10 finishes, jersey holders, the best climbers and most aggressive cyclists.

The yellow jersey wearer earns €500 for each day he has it. So far Froome has made €7,000 from 14 days in the famous garb.

His teammate Geraint Thomas made €2,000 after holding the jersey for the first four stages of the Tour. The Welshman also picked up €300 for a single day in the green jersey.

Wearers of the white and red polka dot jersey and white jersey, issued for the leader of the mountains and young rider classification respectively, also receive €300 per day.

Each stage win on the Tour is worth €11,000 to a racer, with the prize depreciating to €300 for the 20th-placed finishers.

General classification prize money

Stage classification prize money

Team prize money - general classification

Sprint winners

Young rider classification

Daily jersey prizes

Jersey Daily prize
Yellow jersey €500
Green jersey €300
White and red polka dot jersey €300

Other prizes

Award Prize money
Most aggressive overall €20,000
First to reach top of Galibier €5,000
Most aggressive on a stage €2,000
Best young rider on a stage €500
"Hors category" mountain winner €800
First category mountain winner €650
Second category mountain winner €500
Third category mountain/hill winner €300
Fourth category mountain/hill winner €200

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