Cycling is the most underrated sport in the world. Not too much sponsorships and governing bodies are available for organizing the events. However, only few associations have managed cycling leagues and a small number of athletes are earning 6 figures. Here are the complete details about the richest cyclists along with their contract deals and salaries.
Richest Cyclists In The World
UCI World Tour and UCI Pro Tour are the top tier cycling events in the world. Many known names of the cycling world are the part of these leagues and earning massive through their contracts and sponsorships. Below are the highest paid cyclists in the world.
1 – Tadej Pogacar
- Contract Salary | $6.6 million
- Net Worth | $5 million
Tadej Pogacar, professional cyclist from Slovenia, is holding the contract deal with UAE Team Emirates and is competing in UCI WorldTeam. He is considered as the best professional cyclist as he won the the 2020 and 2021 editions of the Tour de France.
Pogacar is currently earning the contract salary of $6.6 million annually. The total net worth of 23 years old athlete is $5 million. Thus, he is on the top in the rich list of the highest paid cyclists.
2 – Peter Sagan
- Contract Salary | $6 million
- Net Worth | $33 million
Sagan is at number 2 in the list of richest cyclists as he is racing for Total Energies in UCI ProTeam. He is much experienced athletes and has won many events in his career. Thus, Sagan is among the most popular cycling athlete.
He is earning the contract salary of $6 million from his team. While the net worth of the Czechoslovakia player reached $33 million.
3 – Chris Froome
- Contract Salary | $6 million
- Net Worth | $12 million
Israel–Premier Tech, one of the successful team of the UCI WorldTeam, is featuring Chris Froome on the contract salary of $6 million annually. He is at number 3 in the list and is also banking good numbers through the sponsorships and endorsements deals.
Moreover, the net worth of the Kenyan/British professional cyclist reached the $12 million mark. Still he is active and is looking forward to increase the numbers.
4 – Vincenzo Nibali
- Contract Salary | $4.09 million
- Net Worth | $6 million
Having started his professional career in 2005, Nibali is among the most experienced cyclists. The 37 years old professional has signed a new contract deal with Astana Qazaqstan Team. Thus, he will now pocket a contract salary of $4.09 million.
Vincenzo has played for different teams in his career and is holding contract with Astana Qazaqastan team for 2022 season. The total net worth of the Italian rider is $6 million.
5 – Geraint Thomas
- Contract Salary | $3.58 million
- Net Worth | $3 million
Having a contract salary of $3.58 million, Thomas is playing for Ineos Grenadiers. The Welsh professional player has performed exceptionally well throughout his career and thus listed among the highest paid cyclists. Moreover, he is also pocketing handsome salary through the sponsorships.
The total net worth of Geraint Thomas is $3 million besides the property and other belongings.
Top 10 Richest Cyclists In The World
|#No.||Cyclists||Contract Salary||Net Worth|
|1||Tadej Pogacar||$6.6 million||$5 million|
|2||Peter Sagan||$6 million||$33 million|
|3||Chris Froome||$6 million||$12 million|
|4||Vincenzo Nibali||$4.09 million||$6 million|
|5||Geraint Thomas||$3.58 million||$3 million|
|6||Alejandro Valverde||$3.58 million||$1.5 million|
|7||Tom Dumoulin||$3.07 million||$1.5 million|
|8||Egan Bernal||$2.86 million||$20 million|
|9||Fernando Gaviria||$2.77 million||$1.5 million|
|10||Nairo Quintana||$2.55 million||$4 million|
All these are the complete details about the top 10 richest cyclists along with their earnings and contracts. If there is any change in the details, we will make them available here. Stay tuned for more updates!