The race has reached the rest day and here are the sums of prize money per team so far in the race. Obviously the big prizes await in Paris. Like putting a price on anything, it can give salient information but it’s also not everything. We can see who is having a good race and who is not and the table above does just tally with the presence of each team in the race.
The money gained comes from many sources, a prize for stage wins and placings, a daily sum for wearing a leaders jersey right, mountains points and even being placed in the intermediate sprint. You can download the full breakdown for each each, see pages 18-54 (PDF).
In additions teams finishing with at least seven riders get an extra bonus in Paris to reward their success but also to cover the extra costs of running a larger support team. But Euskaltel-Euskadi, Lampre-ISD, Garmin-Sharp, Vacansoleil-DCM, Rabobank and Movistar will forfeit this as they are all on six riders or less and several teams will be sending soigneurs, mechanics and others home ahead of the Pyrenees and the journey to Paris.
If Peter Sagan was a team, he’d be third in the rankings.