The winner of the Tour de France 2016 will receive a cheque of 500.000 euro. That is 50,000 more than the previous years.
Not only the prize money for those who the yellow jersey to take home goes up. Tourorganisator ASO attracts a number of other contributions for the 103rd edition, that Saturday start.
So will every rider who on 24 July, Paris, at least 1,000 euro (for 400 euro in the past). That amount is systematically increased from the 21st place in the general classification. A winner of a stage may 11,000 euros credit on the account, 3,000 euros more than in 2015.
In total, during La Grande Boucle 2.295.850 euro is divided, as appears from a summary that ASO Wednesday spread.