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Tadej Pojjakar is the world's best-paid cyclist thanks to his new contract, but Messi and his buddies earn a lot |  Cycling

Tadej Pojjakar is the world’s best-paid cyclist thanks to his new contract, but Messi and his buddies earn a lot | Cycling

CyclingTadej Pojakar recently signed a new contract with Team Emirates. The Slovenian Tour winner will remain in contact with the UAE cycling team until 2027. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, he earns six million euros annually. Pogacar sure 36 million. Who are the other high-paid bikers and where do they stand compared to the highest-paid athletes on the court? Overview.




At the end of July, 22-year-old Slovenian Tadej Pojacar won the final classification in the Tour de France for the second time. Team Emirates didn’t want to let his Thoroughbred horse go and offered him a monster contract. Thanks to this new contract, the Pogacar is the highest-grossing cyclist in the world. He precedes four-time Tour winner Chris Froome – who has performed below expectations for several years – and three-time world champion Peter Sagan. Our national champion Wout van Aert is also in the top ten.

List of high-income bikes (according to Gazzetta dello Sport and L’Équipe)

1 – Tadej Pojjakar: 6 million euros
2. Chris Froome: 5.5 million euros
3- Peter Sagan: 5 million euros
4. Gerant Thomas: 3.5 million euros
5- Egan Bernal: 2.8 million euros
6- Michai Kwiatkowski: 2.5 million euros
7. Julian Alaphilippe: 2.3 million euros
8- Watt Van Aert: 2.2 million euros
Alejandro Valverde: 2.2 million euros
Richard Carabaz: 2.2 million euros

Wout van Aert. © Photo News

However, compared to the absolute best players in other sports such as football and tennis, the annual salary of Bougacar is meager. Lionel Messi – the new star of Paris Saint-Germain – earned at least 111 million a year, according to Forbes. hallucinogenic numbers. Nuance: These numbers are the annual salary plus other income such as care and bonuses, for cyclists, only the annual salary is included, but their bonuses are negligible. Cyclists – unlike the best players from world sports – hardly have any income from advertising deals.

List of other high-income sports

1. Conor McGregor (MMA): 154 million euros
2. Lionel Messi (Football): 111 million euros
3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Football): 102 million euros
4- Rove Prescott (American football): 92 million euros
5. LeBron James (basketball): 82 million euros
6- Neymar (Football): 81 million euros
7. Roger Federer (tennis): 77 million euros
Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1): 70 million euros
9. Tom Brady (American football): 65 million euros
10. Kevin Durant (basketball): 64 million euros

Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor. © AFP

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