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Orange Crush

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07/22/2013 12:43 PM
Het complete klassement 1. Sky (GBr) 525.690 euro 2. Movistar (Spa) 344.980 3. SaxoTinkoff (Den) 205.780 4. Katusha (Rus) 134.900 5. Omega Pharma-Quick.Step (Bel) 121.260 6. AG2R La Mondiale (Fra) 102.910 7. Cannondale (Ita) 79.110 8. RadioShack (VSt) 63.210 9. Argos-Shimano (Ned) 52.910 10. Belkin (Ned) 52.260 11. Vacansoleil-DCM (Ned) 48.030 12. Garmin (VSt) 45.930 13. Orica-GreenEdge (Aus) 44.670 14. Lotto-Belisol (Bel) 42.950 15. Europcar (Fra) 40.170 16. Astana (Kaz) 26.540 17. Euskaltel (Spa) 23.890 18. BMC (VSt) 17.710 19. Sojasun (Fra) 15.220 20. Cofidis (Fra) 14.710 21. FDJ.fr (Fra) 12.890 22. Lampre (Ita) 11.180
Orange Crush

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07/22/2013 12:44 PM
Why is it not possible to create paragraphs on first post?

1. Sky (GBr) 525.690 euro
2. Movistar (Spa) 344.980
3. SaxoTinkoff (Den) 205.780
4. Katusha (Rus) 134.900
5. Omega Pharma-Quick.Step (Bel) 121.260
6. AG2R La Mondiale (Fra) 102.910
7. Cannondale (Ita) 79.110
8. RadioShack (VSt) 63.210
9. Argos-Shimano (Ned) 52.910
10. Belkin (Ned) 52.260
11. Vacansoleil-DCM (Ned) 48.030
12. Garmin (VSt) 45.930
13. Orica-GreenEdge (Aus) 44.670
14. Lotto-Belisol (Bel) 42.950
15. Europcar (Fra) 40.170
16. Astana (Kaz) 26.540
17. Euskaltel (Spa) 23.890
18. BMC (VSt) 17.710
19. Sojasun (Fra) 15.220
20. Cofidis (Fra) 14.710
21. FDJ.fr (Fra) 12.890
22. Lampre (Ita) 11.180
79pmooney

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07/22/2013 02:43 PM
I saw that the yellow jersey in Paris nets 450k. The French Open (for both men and women), 1.5m.

Ben
Orange Crush

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07/22/2013 02:50 PM
Yup, and that is why the day after finish of Tour we already have the big names riding nighttime laps around the church in small towns in Netherlands and Belgium. The financials of that circus are still important; no rest for the wicked. Tonights big question is whether Mollema will "beat" Kittel in Boxmeer :-)
jpouchet

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07/22/2013 04:36 PM
Did I miss the award for the Green Jersey? Surely Sagan, and the Cannondale squad, picked-up some kind of bonus.
Orange Crush

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07/22/2013 04:43 PM
JP: The winner collects €25,000, same with Polka, 5k Euro less for white. LOL!

And here they are lined up in Boxmeer today, Mollema beats Poels before Kittel!



jpouchet

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07/22/2013 04:49 PM
Thanks. Cycling is clealy a sport one embraces for the passion not the pension!
Entheo

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07/22/2013 05:39 PM
pro ball players piss away that kind of money in a night. why doesn't ASO simply paste little gold, silver & bronze stars to the riders' helmets?
mahoba

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07/22/2013 06:33 PM
Phil Mickelson did okay yesterday, earned $1.4M.
Orange Crush

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07/22/2013 07:32 PM
So your name is Ten Dam, you've just ridden your ass off for 3 weeks and get to split 52k for the effort with your mates. Right after finishing in Paris you race home, kiss the wife and kids. Next day you put the bike on your car to drive to Boxmeer to ride an evening crit, collect the cheque that goes with it and drive back home at night. Repeat for a week or 2. The life of a pro.
laurentja

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07/22/2013 10:36 PM
Beats my senseless job at Home Depot.
BikeCzar

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07/22/2013 11:05 PM
They make salary too. Not quite 30 million a year like the big names in baseball but not peanuts either. I'd take it.
Keith Richards

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07/23/2013 09:38 AM
Posted By Bike Czar on 07/22/2013 11:05 PM
They make salary too. Not quite 30 million a year like the big names in baseball but not peanuts either. I'd take it.


Exactly. I am pretty sure Nibali got less prize money than Froome for winning the Giro. But his salary is $3 million/year.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Orange Crush

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07/23/2013 11:41 AM
Yes the top dogs make good salary but for Joe Average pro cyclist the kermiskoersen are still an important part of the annual income equation. There was an interesting article yesterday (in dutch of course) as to why these guys would go straight from 3 weeks of gruelling riding to these circus events. Money for most.
Oldfart

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07/23/2013 12:46 PM
In a sense I think that many other sports are just way out of touch with reason. I think a lot of the prima donnas look at Joe Blow getting x and think I am better so I need more money that him. And management gives it to them and charges more to fans buying tickets or whatever other trinkets they try and sell us. I hear that the Jersey business in NHL hockey is huge dollars for the teams.

Some kids put everything into a sports career much like others put everything into school. School taught careers usually last longer than 15 or so years though whereas a pro cyclist lasts about that maybe 20 if he's lucky. Then what. Can you you Jens back in school now? Or or -7 in school? Buying finished term papers paying for someone smart to do his tests for him?
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