BMC Racing Team tops Tour de France prize list, RadioShack last in cash standings
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

BMC Racing Team tops Tour de France prize list, RadioShack last in cash standings

by Shane Stokes at 8:05 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Tour de France
 
Evans’ team clocks up nearly half a million euro

Cadel EvansAside from clocking up the overall victory plus a stage win thanks with Cadel Evans, the BMC Racing Team was monetarily the most successful of the teams in the Tour de France, with the American WorldTour team clocking up €493,990 as a result of its efforts in the Grand Tour event.

The squad’s total was almost €100,000 above the €395,310 reached by Leopard-Trek, which took second and third overall with the Schleck brothers Andy and Frank, as well as winning the Galibier stage with the former.

There was a big jump down to the third-placed team in the standings, Europcar, which amassed €147,130 after Thomas Voeckler’s long tenure in yellow plus his fourth place overall. That total was also boosted by Pierre Rolland’s win in the best young rider classification, his stage win on Alpe d’Huez and his eleventh place overall.

Garmin-Cervélo, which took the team time trial, three other stage victories, ninth overall with Tom Danielson and the team classification, was fourth-most successful team in the money stakes, earning €145,940 during the race. HTC Highroad brought hom €104,940 due to the six stage wins achieved by Mark Cavendish and Tony Martin.

At the other end of the scale, the lowest earners were the Katusha team (€12,380), Astana (€11,710) and Team RadioShack, which earned just €10,540 during its time in the race. The latter was for years the biggest earner in the race, thanks to the overall victories clocked up by Lance Armstrong. This time round, it had a Tour to forget, with Chris Horner, Janez Brajkovic, Andreas Klöden and Yaroslaw Popovych all crashing out.

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Tour de France team cash standings:

1, BMC Racing Team 493,990 euro
2, Leopard Trek 395,310
3, Europcar 147,130
4, Garmin-Cervelo 145,940
5, HTC Highroad 104,940
6, Omega Pharma Lotto 96,600
7, FDJ 90,660
8, Euskaltel Euskadi 87,780
9, Saxo Bank SunGard 72,290
10, Sky Procycling 67,000
11, Movistar 46,660
12, AG2R La Mondiale 45,560
13, Cofidis 41,740
14, Vacansoleil DCM 35,650
15, Lampre ISD 30,100
16, Saur-Sojasun 26,930
17, Rabobank 24,290
18, Liquigas Cannondale 22,360
19, Quick Step 19,940
20, Katusha 12,380
21, Astana 11,710
22, RadioShack 10,540

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