Grand Excursions are huge enterprise – not least when it comes to the prize cash they provide to profitable groups and riders. The entire prize fund for the Giro d’Italia this yr is a cool €1,499,710 – an enormous sum of cash by anybody’s requirements – however it’s not so simple as gifting all of it to the eventual winner and sending them off with a pat on the again (and a swollen pockets).
The complexities of how the cash is split up are difficult to know, and we don’t envy the organisers the duty of determining the each day totals – it’s truthful to say a number of calculators will likely be required. Let’s check out how the cash is distributed.
GC and Stage Winner Prizes
In fact, the lion’s share of the winnings goes to the eventual wearer of the maglia rosa. Whoever can endure the rigours of the Giro within the quickest time will high the overall classification standings, and take residence the tidy sum of €115,668 for his or her troubles. In 2022, this honour fell to the Jai Hindley (Bora-Hansgrohe).
Second spot on the rostrum earns €58,412 and the third positioned rider general, €28,801. 4th pockets €14,416, fifth €11,654, sixth and seventh €8,558 and eighth and ninth €5,725. Positions ten by means of twenty all take residence €2,863.
Along with the GC prize cash, there’s a ‘Particular Prize’ fund of €303,500. This isn’t added to the prize fund because it isn’t assured year-on-year, presumably because of which sponsors are offering it, however when it’s awarded, €150,000 goes to the winner, €75,000 to 2nd and €40,000 to third, with €7,000 for 4th, €6,500 for fifth and €5,000 for the remainder of riders rounding out the highest 10.
Stage wins are additionally profitable, netting a rider €11,010, with €5,508 for second place finishes and €2,763 for third. Prize cash is awarded all the best way right down to twentieth place on every stage, with positions 10-20 every receiving €276. Higher than nothing, proper?
There’s additionally €2,000 money for the wearer of the maglia rosa on the finish of every stage, so it’s clear to see how the cash provides up once you’re one of many high contenders.
In fact, pink just isn’t the one color signifying a frontrunner on the Giro. There’s prize cash available for the winners of the opposite key classifications too.
Factors, Mountains and Younger Rider Prizes
Factors imply prizes! Fairly actually, on the Giro d’Italia, because the ciclamino jersey is awarded to the rider who amasses probably the most factors throughout the competitors. Riders accrue factors by means of profitable specified intermediate sprints, and for his or her ending place on levels, with extra factors being awarded for tougher levels.
There are a wealth of factors prizes accessible, with cash awarded to the jersey-wearer every day (€750) together with the rider who has accrued probably the most factors that day (€700 for the winner; €400 and €200 for second and third). The general classification awards cash as follows: 1st €10,000; 2nd €8,000; third €6,000; 4th €4,000; fifth €3,000.
The mountains classification works in the same means, with each day prizes for the King of the Mountains (€700, €400 and €200 for the primary three positions), a each day prize for the maglia azzurra wearer (€750) and an general prize, with €5000 right down to €1000 being awarded to the 5 highest positioned riders within the mountains classification.
Within the white jersey competitors, the most effective younger rider for every day pockets €750, with the highest 5 general receiving prizes from €10,000 right down to €2,000. In lots of instances, simply as Egan Bernal did in 2021, the general GC winner additionally takes residence this prize.
The crew classification on the Giro d’Italia is named the ‘Tremendous Staff’ competitors. It is decided by combining the instances of the three greatest positioned riders from every crew, every day – these rack up each day prizes of €500, €300 and €100. These are then collated to find out the highest groups general within the race, who’re duly awarded prizes of €5,000 by means of €1,000 for the highest 5 quickest groups.
It’s not all concerning the winners, although. There’s prize cash put aside for time spent within the breakaway, combativity and even truthful play. Let’s break down how the remaining prize cash is break up among the many riders alongside the best way.
Intermediate dash prizes – awarded to riders first throughout the road in every of the desired sprints, with cash for the highest 5 on every day (€500 by means of €100) and general prizes of €8,000 for the highest rider on this competitors adopted by €6,000, €4,000, €2,000 and €1,000 for the subsequent 4. This rewards riders who’re forward of the pack throughout the day, however don’t amass the massive factors on the stage end, thus permitting smaller groups the possibility to financial institution some money.
Combating Spirit – an award for probably the most combative rider every day, who the subsequent day will put on a pink quantity. €250 is awarded to the each day winner and €4,000 to the general winner.
Breakaway prizes – €100 for every stage and an general profitable prize of €4,800, for the rider who spends most kilometres within the breakaway, both solo or in a gaggle of not more than ten riders. The breakaway have to be clear for over 5km for the factors to depend.
Truthful play – though it feels like a time period plucked from soccer, truthful play can be rewarded in biking. Factors are awarded on the premise of groups whose riders incur the fewest penalties over the course of the race. Penalties are utilized for a wide range of misdemeanours, from insignificant breaches reminiscent of feeding within the unsuitable space proper by means of to main violations reminiscent of deviations in sprints.
The prize fund for truthful play is €10,000 and is break up between the highest three groups deemed the fairest over the course of the three weeks – €5,000 to the fairest crew, then €3,000 and €2,000 respectively for second and third.
Altogether, prize cash offers complete additional dimension to think about and recognize on the Giro. For the whole lot else you want to know concerning the race, see our full information to the Giro d’Italia.