Evans in top 50 highest paid Australian sportspeople list

New professional cyclist Caleb Ewan has been flagged as one "to watch" as a contender for Australia's list of highest paid sports stars by the Fairfax Media site BRW.com.au ('Business Review Weekly') in its Top 50 sports earners for last year.

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#Name (Sport)Income (AUD millions)
1Andrew Bogut (basketball)16.2
2Adam Scott (golf )15.5
3Jason Day (golf)10.65
4Marcos Ambrose (motor racing)5.68
5Tim Cahill (soccer)5.5
6Grant Balfour (baseball)5.18
7Patrick Mills (basketball)4.61
8Shane Watson (cricket)4.5
9Dante Exum (basketball)4.34
10Mitchell Johnson (cricket4.1
11Michael Clarke (cricket)4.0
12David Warner (cricket)3.8
13John Senden (golf)3.43
14Steve Smith (cricket)3.10
15Marc Leishman (golf)3.07
16Mile Jedinak (soccer)3.0
17Brett Holman (soccer3.0
18James Faulkner (cricket)2.8
19Mick Fanning (surfing)2.7
20Aron Baynes (basketball)2.7
21Daniel Ricciardo (motor racing)2.6
22Ryan McGowan (soccer)2.5
23Cadel Evans (cycling)2.5
24Brad Haddin (cricket)2.5
25Glenn Maxwell (cricket)2.4
26Matt Jones (golf)2.31
27Mitchell Starc (cricket)2.2
28Geoff Ogilvy (golf)2.17
29Steven Bowditch (golf)2.8
30Julian Wilson (surfing)2.0
31Mark Bresciano (soccer)2.0
32Mark Webber (motor racing)2.0
33Craig Lowndes (motor racing)2.0
34Joel Parkinson (surfing)1.8
35James Courtney (motor racing)1.8
36George Bailey (cricket)1.8
37Aaron Finch (cricket)1.8
38Stuart Appleby (golf)1.77
39Stephanie Gilmore (surfing)1.75
40Jamie Whincup (motor racing)1.6
41Taj Burrow (surfing)1.5
42Josh Kerr (surfing)1.5
43Israel Folau (rugby union)1.5
44Will Power (motor racing)1.5
45Brett Lee (cricket)1.5
46Alex Leapai (boxing)1.5
47Gary Ablett (Australian Rules Football)1.5
48Zac Purton (horse racing)1.4
49Michael Hussey (cricket)1.4
50Karrie Webb (golf)1.28

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Rupert Guinness first wrote on cycling at the 1984 Victorian road titles in Australia from the finish line on a blustery and cold hilltop with a few dozen supporters. But since 1987, he has covered 26 Tours de France, as well as numerous editions of the Giro d'Italia, Vuelta a Espana, classics, world track and road titles and other races around the world, plus four Olympic Games (1992, 2000, 2008, 2012). He lived in Belgium and France from 1987 to 1995 writing for Winning Magazine and VeloNews, but now lives in Sydney as a sports writer for The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax Media) and contributor to Cyclingnews and select publications.

An author of 13 books, most of them on cycling, he can be seen in a Hawaiian shirt enjoying a drop of French rosé between competing in Ironman triathlons.