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How much is the Giro d'Italia prize money?

While it's not the corporate behemoth of the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia winner will still get a bag. Photos: Chris Auld

The total prize pot for the 2022 Giro d’Italia stands at €1.5million. Not too bad ey?

The overall winner of the maglia rosa will receive around €265,000. Completing the podium, the second-place rider wins €133,000 and the third, €68,000.

This is no change to the 2021 Giro d’Italia, which saw Ineos Grenadiers’ Egan Bernal, Damiano Caruso and Simon Yates awarded the same.

In contrast, the 2021 Tour de France total prize purse was more substantial, around €2,300,000. Overall winner Tadej Pogačar won €500,000.

When red jersey winner Primož Roglič topped the standings at the 2021 Vuelta a España, the Slovenian was awarded €150,000.

Let’s break it down even further…

How much prize money is available at the Giro d'Italia?

Obviously €1.5m is a heck of a lot of money and it doesn't all go to one person, that's spread throughout all prize winners over the course of the entire three weeks.

Besides the cash for actually taking the title, there are other classifications to be won than just the general with sprinter's, climber's and young rider's jerseys all, obviously, getting a slice.

Even beyond that there's money doled out on each stage, for the jersey holders and for the top 20 riders on the day. That means theoretically 420 daily prizes over the course of the entire Grand Tour just for stage placings.

It's also important to remember that prize money is usually split among the team rather than just going to the individual rider. It is a team sport after all.

GC prize money

The maglia rosa wearer at the end of every day is awarded a nice €2,000, so even if a rider loses a jersey all is not lost. The Big One involves bonuses for top ten finishes alongside the standard divide of a pot for the category, this includes €150k for the big one. We'll pop these together here to reduce the maths required.

  • 1. €265,668
  • 2. €113,412
  • 3. €68,801
  • 4. €21,516
  • 5. €18,154
  • 6-7. €13,588
  • 8-9. €10,725
  • 10. €7,863
  • 11-20. €2,863

Sprinter's jersey prize money

The points classifications are a little different as the riders who bag the most points on a given day also get some cash. That's €700, €400 and €200 for the efforts. There's also €750 for the maglia ciclamino jersey wearer at the end of the day. At the end of the three weeks though, here's how it shakes up:

  • 1. €10,000
  • 2. €8,000
  • 3. €6,000
  • 4. €4,000
  • 5. €2,000

KOM jersey prize money

The maglia azzurra, or King of the Mountains, competition is almost identical to the sprints with the daily prizes for jersey wearer and points scorers the same. However the Giro obviously doesn't value climbers as much (or, rightly, understands the best climbers are the GC men) as the final prize money is half the ciclamino money.

  • 1. €10,000
  • 2. €8,000
  • 3. €6,000
  • 4. €4,000
  • 5. €1,000

Young rider's jersey prize money

Obviously this isn't a points classification, so the only daily prize for the maglia bianca competition is €750 for the jersey wearer. At the end of the Giro, the top five get the same as the sprinters:

  • 1. €5,000
  • 2. €4,000
  • 3. €3,000
  • 4. €2,000
  • 5. €1,000

Teams classification prize money

And of course, overall team performance reaps rewards. The three best teams on the day bag €500, €200 and €100 and the final standings reward:

  • 1. €10,000
  • 2. €8,000
  • 3. €6,000
  • 4. €4,000
  • 5. €2,000

Stage prize money

As mentioned previously the top 20 riders on each stage win cash although there is obviously a steep dropoff. Here's what each place wins:

  • 1. €11,010
  • 2. €5,508
  • 3. €2,673
  • 4. €1,377
  • 5. €1,102
  • 6-7. €826
  • 8-9. €551
  • 10-20. €276

Extra prizes

The Giro d'Italia is the working man's Grand Tour, that's because it bangs on several other classifications and prizes to reward the less financially equipped teams to get something from the race.

Firstly there's an individual intermediate sprint competition, with the top five riders at each individual sprint getting money:

  • 1. €500
  • 2. €400
  • 3. €300
  • 4. €200
  • 5. €100

And a final intermediate sprint classification also having its own prizes:

  • 1. €8,000
  • 2. €6,000
  • 3. €4,000
  • 4. €2,000
  • 5. €1,000

That is not all though. We're still going. There's a breakaway competition, too, with the rider that had the most kilometres in the break bagging €100 and for the most breakaway kilometres over the course of the three weeks there's €4,800 on offer.

Don't forget the combativity award, too. The daily prize is €250 and the final award gets €4,000.

Finally(!) this Giro d'Italia features a Fair Play prize, which goes to the teams that receive the fewest fines and penalties throughout the race, which has €5,000, €3,000 and €2,000 to go to the top three.

So how much will the winner actually get? Once we know who it is we'll do the maths and update this page.

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