Cyclists and racers

Check out the top 10 most paid cyclists in the world (Part 2)

5th: Fabio Aru (2.6 million euros)

Fabio Aru is the current leader of the UAE team in major races. Although teammate Tadej Pogacar won the Tour de France in 2020, Fabio Aru remains one of the team’s most admired players. Fabio Aru is enjoying a salary of 2.6 million euros in the UAE racing team.

4th: Egan Bernal (2.7 million euros)

23-year-old Colombian driver Egan Bernal was the first non-American to win the Tour de France. Since 2017, he has played for Ineos with a 5-year contract. The current salary of Egan Bernal is 2.7 million euros.

3rd: Geraint Thomas (3.5 million euros)

For many, this British racer was one of the big surprises of 2018 but deserved the win at the Tour de France. Geraint Thomas has proven that he is the leader of the Sky team, reflected in his salary of 3.5 million euros that he earns annually.

Geraint Thomas has proven that he is the leader of the Sky team

2nd: Christopher Froome (4.5 million euros)

The runner-up on the list of the world’s most paid crabs is none more than Christopher Froome, the three-time Tour de France champion. In 2019, he had a serious accident but still managed to return to the race to find glory for the fourth time in the most prestigious race on the planet. At the moment, Christopher Froome is making 4.5 million euros.

1st: Peter Sagan (5 million euros)

The highest-paid athlete in the world, of course, belongs to the most talented person in the bike industry today, Peter Sagan. “The God of sprint” has never won the world championship, but always brings excitement to the audience in sprint speed shows. Peter Sagan is the winner of the most numerous races in the world, including 12 wins at Tour de France.

Peter Sagan is not only an extraordinary cyclist, but he also has an irresistible appeal to the public. Peter Sagan’s salary is 5.5 million euros in Bora-Hansgrohe, which means that the Slovakian racer pocket about 11.4 billion a month.

Cyclists and racers

Check out the top 10 most paid cyclists in the world (Part 1)

How much does a professional cyclist earn per year? Specific salary figures in contracts are rarely disclosed. However, the media still has a way of extracting the data. It is a fact that the world’s top athletes are enjoying very terrible salaries despite the COVID-19 pandemic which is causing a global crisis.

9th and 10th: Vincenzo Nibali / Richard Carapaz (2.1 million euros)

Vincenzo Nibali is one of the few racers in the world who has won all three major races such as the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, and Vuelta an Espana. Until last year, Vincenzo Nibali remained the third highest-paid driver in the world with nearly 4 million euros per year on the Bahrain Merida team. However, with “modest” results in recent years, when he switched to Trek Segafredo, his salary dropped to 2.1 million euros.

Sharing salary status with Vincenzo Nibali is Richard Carapaz, from Ecuador. In 2019, Carapaz won Giro d’Italia to the surprise of many. This success brought him a new contract with the Ineos team, placing him in the top 10 highest paid racers with 2.1 million euros.

Richard Carapaz lifts the Giro trophy

8th: Alejandro Valverde (€ 2.2 million)

At the age of 39, the Movistar team racer Alejandro Valverde still shows no signs of aging. The day he retired from his career must be still very far away. In 2018, Alejandro Valverde won the world championship and the next goal is the Olympics to be held in 2021. Alejandro Valverde’s current salary is 2.2 million euros.

7th: Julian Alaphilippe (2.3 million euros)

Julian Alaphilippe is one of France’s best racers and has been a very important link to Deceuninck-QuickStep since 2013. The current world road bike champion is earning 2.3 million euros.

6th: Michal Kwiatkowski (€ 2.5 million)

Polish racer Michal Kwiatkowski started his career as a professional athlete in 2010 in the colors of Spain’s Caja Rural team. In 2014, he became the first Polish racer to win the world championship. Now, Michal Kwiatkowski is a member of the Ineos team and the salary is 2.5 million euros.