Tour de France 2022: the riders’ bikes cost a small fortune

By Audrey L. Posted Jul 24, 2022 5:56 PM

The Tour de France 2022 is the unmissable cycling event of the summer! With the arrival of the runners this Sunday, July 24, 2022, we entrust you with the price of the equipment used during the sporting event. A hint: some machines are worth more than a year’s salary…

The exploits of the runners of the Tour de France 2022, but did we even talk about their mounts? These bicyclesgems of technology, can cost up to €20,000 ! Premium quality, advanced technology, aerodynamics and luxurious design, highly sophisticated gear for a very salty addition!

Twenty two teams are engaged in this Tour de France 2022with three or four bicycles per rider, to which are added one or two against the watch. Cycles weigh around 7kg, almost half as much as your bicycle. This year again, the TDF benefits from even more innovative equipment: speed (longer, thinner bikes), Aero Dynamics (disappearance of the cables in the handlebars), …

Let’s come to the price! Tidy sums starting “between €9,000 and €12,000 at Cofidis”, “around €10,000 for Intermarché”, and “between €15,000 and €20,000 at Jumbo Visma”, the yellow jersey team Jonas Vingegaard, according to the Parisian. Not to mention, the additional equipment and the spare wheels, the price of which already amounts to a minimum wage! The value of the peloton would amount to millions of euros, just that!

Trésor obliges, on the Tour, vigilance is essential and security is reinforced with bolts and alarms!

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