The sports of cycling has now become one of the highest paying sports in the world. There are lots of cycling tournaments that happen each year and hundreds of professional cyclists take part in these tournaments from all over the world. A “Pro Cyclist” is higher than normal cyclists in terms of earning and professional services. The Pro one gets money from different endorsements that raises his income more than double and triple.
On the other side, the cyclist who win the tournament (Tour de France) gets a share of 25% from tournament’ Prize money. As per to the collective list of highest paid cyclists, Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Bradley Wiggins are standing at top notch on the behalf of their heavy income comparatively to others. As you can see in the table given below.
|Chris Froome||Sky||£4.5 Million||Great Britain|
|Mark Cavendish||Dimension Data||£3 Million||Isle of Man|
|Peter Sagan||Bora–Hansgrohe||£3 Million||Slovakia|
|Alberto Contador||Trek–Segafredo||£2.5 Million||Spain|
|Vincenzo Nibali||Bahrain–Merida||£2 Million||Italy|
|Cadel Evans||BMC Racing||£1.7 Million||Australia|
|Bradley Wiggins||Sky||£1.5 Million||Great Britain|
|Andy Schleck||Saxo Bank||£1.25 Million||Luxembourg|
|Óscar Pereiro||Caisse d’Epargne–Illes Balears||£1.10 Million||Spain|
|Carlos Sastre||CSC||£1 Million||Spain|
- Chris Froome: (£4.5 Million)
Chris Froome from Britain stands at the top of list by earning approximately £4.5 million per year. Has also performed excellent in last year. He is now professionally part of “Sky Team” and has taken part in couple of cycling tournaments. Chris has won 3 Tour de France back to back titles in 2015-16-17. He earned approximately £3 Million as salary and additional £1.5 Million from sponsorship deals and endorsments.
- Mark Cavendish: (£3 Million)
Mark standing behind Chris Froome in terms of income (Yearly). Mark won his first major event back in 2005 and the event was Madison UCI Track Cycling World Championship. He has also won the events in Dubai in 2015 and Qatar Tour in 2016.
- Peter Sagan: (£3 Million)
Peter belongs to Solovakia as professional cyclist. He has won World Road Race Championship back to back in 2015 and 2016 in his career. He got break back in 2017 when he won some major international championships including GP de Quebec, Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne). His earning has reached to £3 million yearly including salary and endorsements.