Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

July 20, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vos doubles wins at Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen; Gidich wins third stage of Tour of Qinghai Lake; Four talking points from the 2016 Giro Rosa; Anatomy of a bike throw: Sagan’s stage-winning lunge for the line; Battle with the broom wagon: Suffering to stay in the Tour; How the Week Was Won: 2016 Tour de France, Stages 10-16; Rohan Dennis leaving Tour de France; A mid-season chat: Joe Dombrowski talks beer, cars, and renewed contract with Cannondale-Drapac; Cummings replaces Kennaugh for Olympic road race; AG2R LA MONDIALE extends sponsorship through 2020; Turkish Olympian motivated to perform at Qinghai Lake following failed coup attempt in Ankara; Team Sky on Pinarello through 2020; List of Tour de France team budgets; Sagan at the Tour de France, by the numbers; Tour de France, stage 16 on-board highlights; OBE Backstage Pass, stage 16; Tour of Qinghai Lake, stage 2 highlights

List of Tour de France team budgets

by CyclingTips

L’Equipe printed a run-down of the team budgets for the participating teams in the Tour de France. It is no surprise that Sky has the biggest, but by how much may surprise some.

A closer look at Sky’s annual report shows that their salary line-item alone is more than the entire budget of many teams in the race. If they did not win the Tour overall, it would certainly not be for a lack of funding.

Dimension Data, running in the middle of the pack, is doing exceptionally well in terms of budget-to-win ratio at Le Tour.

On the other side of that coin is Katusha, with a budget close to Sky and yet no stage wins to show for the money spent.