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Top 20 Highest Paid Pro Cyclists in 2022

A pro cyclist will race over 10,000 kms a year, over 80 days, spending 220 days away from home sharing hotel rooms with team-mates. But is it worth it?

Top 20 Highest Paid Pro Cyclists in 2022

Here's our list of the highest-paid cyclists in 2022 with a few surprises in the top 5, this follows a new 5 year contract between Pogacar and Team Emirates.

Top 20 Highest Paid Pro Cyclists in 2022

1 – Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) € 6 M
2 – Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) € 5,5 M
2 – Peter Sagan (Total Energies) € 5,5 M
4 – Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) € 3,5 M
5 – Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) € 2,8 M
6 – Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos) € 2,5 M
7 – Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) € 2,3 M
8 – Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) € 2,2 M
8 – Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) € 2,2 M
8 – Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos) € 2,2 M
11- Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) € 2,1 M
12 – Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) € 2 M
12 – Adam Yates (Team Ineos) € 2 M
12 – Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) € 2 M
12 – Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) € 2 M
12 – Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) € 2 M
12 – Romain Bardet (DSM) € 2 M
18 – Elia Viviani (Cofidis) € 1,9 M
18 – Nairo Quintana (Arkea) € 1,9 M
20 – Fernando Gaviria (UAE) € 1,8 M