Last May 11, from Bologna, 176 runners went to look for glory in Verona. To this beautiful Italian city today 143 runners arrived, with outstanding absences, especially that of Tom Dumoulin. The Dutchman was one of the big favorites to the title, but abandoned by a fall in the first week.
The Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz Montenegro, 26, who finally took the Giro d’Italia in its 102nd edition did not enter among the six great favorites to the title and, despite that, achieved this Sunday the great success of his career. But in addition, his great dedication to cycling has just delivered a great economic prize that borders the 156 thousand dollars, according to the detail of daily AS.
The winner of each stage pocketed 12,280 dollars (11,000 euros). Richard won stage 14.
The second to arrive at each stage won $ 6,250 (5,600 euros).
The third winner of any of the stages took $ 3,127 (2,800 euros).
In total, the top twenty finishers were awarded daily:
Fourth: $ 1,563 (1,400 euros). Carapaz came fourth in stage 20.
Fifth: $ 1,262 (1,130 euros). Carapaz came fifth in stage 15.
Sixth and seventh: $ 926 (830 euros). Carapaz came sixth in stage 16.
Eighth and ninth: $ 625 (560 euros)
From the tenth to the twentieth: $ 312 (280 euros). Carapaz came in at number 20 on stage 17, and at number 15 on stage 19.
Also, the best team of each day pocketed 558 dollars (500 euros).
The leader of the race
In addition, wearing the leader’s jersey (pink jersey) is a prize of 1,000 euros per day. Richard used 8 pink shirts from stage 14 to stage 21, which left him $ 8,934 (8,000 euros).
The most important part is how much the winner of the final general classification takes. The figure that Richard Carapaz pockets up to 130 thousand dollars (116,000 euros), which is the prize for the runner that shows the pink jersey in Verona, while his teammates on the podium Vincenzo Nibali and Primoz Roglic will be $ 65,892 ( 59,000 euros) and $ 32,388 (29,000 euros), respectively.
Prize for another Latin American
In addition, being the best youngster and the one with the most points (regularity) in the career will have an amount of 10,000 euros, which was for Miguel Ángel López. Giulio Ciccone, brilliant winner of the mountain, pocketed 5,000 euros for this award. Of course, all these final prizes have to accumulate what was achieved during the three weeks of the race.
The best team at the end of the race, the Movistar, will have a prize of 5,000 euros; Astana pocketed 4,000 for being the second, Astana; and the Bahrain, the 3,000 of the third. (D)