2024's best payed cyclists - Tadej Pogacar tops list at €6 million per year; Primoz Roglic and Jonas Vingegaard follow

Rather often, lists come around portraying the best payed cyclists in the world. Currently, there is little doubt that Tadej Pogacar is the best payed rider in the World Tour, with an estimated €6 million per year, but a new list shows some surprises.

This was a report published by Italian news outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, frequently a reliable source even within some of the most private matters in the peloton. The report features the UAE Team Emirates rider at the top, followed by Primoz who now receives €4.5 million a year, and another big boost was that of Mathieu van der Poel who is now said to be payed €4 million after a mind-bogging strong 2023 - and start to the current cyclocross season. He is payed the same as Jonas Vingegaard, who is now a two-time Tour de France winner.

Wout van Aert is fifth with €3.5 million. The absence of the likes of Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas is notable, but also Tom Pidcock who used to be rumoured to receive €4 million per season, comes down to €2.7 in this list. He comes behind Remco Evenepoel who is speculated to receive €2.8 million per season.

Filling out the Top10 are Adam Yates (€2.7 million), Egan Bernal (€2.5 million] and Carlos Rodríguez (€2.5 million). The latter perhaps being a relative surprise amongst such "competition", but it is known that last summer he was close to leaving INEOS Grenadiers, but following his breakthrough Tour de France the team put in big chips to maintain what could be their next Grand Tour leader.

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