Peter Sagan is still the highest paid cyclist in 2020 : list of the 10 top cyclists who earn the most

Road 20/05/20 12:00 Migue A.

It's no secret that road cycling, at its highest level, moves exorbitant amounts of money. The most talented cyclists in the international bunch earn millionaire salaries.

Top 10 best paid cyclists in 2020

How much does a professional cyclist earn? The concrete figures of bicycle salaries in 2019 are difficult to know and some data are completely unknown. Rarely cyclists or teams make official communications regarding the details of their contracts, so the figures of the ranking that we expose below are the most widespread in the specialized media.

10 & 9. Vincenzo Nibali / Richard Carapaz  2,1M

Until last year Vincenzo Nibali appeared as the third best paid cyclist in the international bunch with almost 4 million euros but in his change to Trek Segafredo and the "modest" results of recent years could have reduced his salary to 2.1 million. Nibali is one of the few chosen ones who, in the whole history of cycling, has managed to win in the three great laps. The Shark showed in a Giro d'Italia 2016 to remember that the cyclist who swept the French roads in 2014 is still very much alive. 

Sharing position and salary we found the Ecuadorian Richard Carapaz. In 2019 Carapaz won the Giro d'Italia to the surprise of many and after that he signed with Team Ineos, which earned him a direct place in the Top 10 of the best paid cyclists with a salary of 2.1 million euros.


8. Alejandro Valverde 2,2 M 

At 39, the Murcia-based Movistar Team rider continues to show that he is far from his farewell to professional cycling. In 2018 he managed to win the World Championship and his goal is the 2021 Olympic Games. Alejandro Valverde's salary is 2.2 million euros.

7. Julian Alaphilippe 2,3 M

Frenchman Julian Alaphilippe is one of the best cyclists in France and has been part of the structure of the current Deceuninck-QuickStep since 2013. In 2019 he won the Flèche Wallonne for the second time in a row, the Milan San Remo and the Strade Bianche, among others. That earned him a current salary of 2.3 million euros.


6. Michal Kwiatkowski 2,5 M

The Polish Kwiatkowski made his debut as a professional cyclist in 2010 in the Spanish team Caja Rural and in 2014 he became the first Polish cyclist to become World Champion. Now he is a member of Team Ineos and his salary is 2.5 million euros.

5. Fabio Aru 2,6 M

Fabio Aru is the current leader of the UAE team for the big races, and although 2019 was not a great year in terms of results, there is no doubt that he is one of the big favourites of the peloton. All the rumors point out that Fabio Aru is earning 2.6 million euros a year in the Arab team.

4. Egan Bernal 2,7 M

Young Colombian Egan Bernal became, at the age of 23, the first American, non-US, to win the Tour de France. Since 2017 he has had a contract with Team INEOS, he signed it for 5 years and his current salary is estimated at 2.7 million euros.

 3. Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) 3,5 M

For many this British cyclist was one of the great surprises of 2018 but there is no doubt that he was a fair winner of the Tour de France. Geraint Thomas proved that he can be a good leader of the Sky team and that justifies the 3.5 million euros he earns annually.


2.Christopher Froome's salary 4,5M

The second is none other than Christopher Froome, the three-time winner of the Tour de France. In 2019 he suffered a serious accident from which it is not yet known how he will recover but he is expected to go for his fourth Tour. At the moment he is earning a staggering 4.5 million euros.

1. How much is Peter Sagan earning?

The highest paid cyclist in the world corresponds to an athlete a wide range of public opinion considers the best cyclist of today. The most talented bike rider. Although Sagan has not been able to regain the title of World Champion, he is still winning stages and, above all, offering a great spectacle. 

Sueldo Peter SAgan

The salary of Peter Sagan is 5,5 million euros in the German team Bora-Hansgrohe, a good part of which is paid by Specialized. Peter Sagan is not only an extraordinary cyclist, he also has an irresistible appeal for publicity.

  1. Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) 5 M
  2. Chris Froome (Team Ineos) 4,5 M
  3. Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) 3,5 M
  4. Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) 2,7 M
  5. Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) 2,6 M
  6. Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos) 2,5 M
  7. Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) 2,3 M
  8. Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) 2,2 M
  9. Vincenzo Nibali (Trek-Segafredo) 2,1 M
  10. Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos) 2,1 M



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