Just as they have done in years previous, Calcio e Finanza has come out with a report citing the income levels of the top 20 earners in the men’s pro peloton. Perhaps the two most surprising bits of news to arrive are that 1. Despite the popular belief that Peter Sagan is the highest paid rider, he is actually ranked in third, and 2. That while it makes sense that Tour de France champion and Slovenian wonder boy Tadej Pogacar tops the list at a whopping $6 million per year, it is the still recuperating Chris Froome who sits between he and fan favorite Sagan.
Other surprise entries would be current World Champion Julian Alaphilippe ranks at 7th, and Primoz Roglic doesn’t arrive until the 12th spot. Not surprisingly, no American riders ranked in the top 20. Of course the one obvious take-away is how underpaid the riders remain when compared to the income levels of many other athletes who don’t work any where as hard at their craft.
Currently, the dollar to euro exchange rate sits at $1.10 to $1.
THE TOP 20 EARNERS
- Tadej Pogacar (Slovenia, UAE Emirates): 6 million euro;
2. Chris Froome (Gran Bretagna, Israel Start-Up Nation): 5.5 million
3. Peter Sagan (Slovacchia, Total Energies): 5.5 million
4. Geraint Thomas (Gran Bretagna, Ineos-Grenadiers): 3.5 million
5. Egan Bernal (Colombia, Ineos-Grenadiers): 2.8 million
5. Michal Kwiatkowski (Polonia, Ineos Grenadiers): 2.5 million
7. Julian Alaphilippe (Francia, Quick-Step): 2.2 million
8. Alejandro Valverde (Spagna, Movistar): 2.2 million
9. Richard Carapaz (Ecuador, Ineos Grenadiers): 2.2 million
10. Wout van Aert (Belgio, Jumbo-Visma): 2.2 million
11. Vincenzo Nibali (Italia, Astana Qazaqstan): 2.1 million
12. Primoz Roglic (Slovenia, Jumbo Visma): 2 million
13. Mathieu van der Poel (Olanda, Alpecin-Fenix): 2 million
14. Adam Yates (Gran Bretagna, Ineos Grenadiers): 2 million
15. Thibaut Pinot (Francia, Groupama-FDJ): 2 million
16.Romain Bardet (Francia, Team DSM): 2 million
17. Jakob Fuglsang (Danimarca, Israel Start-Up Nation): 2 million
18. Elia Viviani (Italia, Ineos-Grenadiersi): 1.9 million
19. Nairo Quintana (Colombia, Arkea): 1.9 million
20. Fernando Gaviria (Colombia, UAE Emirates): 1.8 million.