Giro d'Italia Donne prize money falls short of promises

CUNEO ITALY JULY 02 Ruth Winder of United States and Team Trek Segafredo Pink Leader Jersey celebrates at arrival during the 32nd Giro dItalia Internazionale Femminile 2021 Stage 1 a 267 Team Time Trial stage from Fossano to Cuneo 540m TTT GiroDonne UCIWWT on July 02 2021 in Cuneo Italy Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
Ruth Winder wears the first pink jersey of the 2021 Giro d'Italia Donne (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

The Giro d'Italia Donne is the longest and most prestigious stage race on the women's calendar, which in 2021 is into its 32nd edition. Although the riders will compete over 10 gruelling stages to fight it out for the overall win, the rider who takes home the final pink jersey will walk away with just €8,000.

By contrast, other races on the women's calendar offer far more, such as the six-day Women's Tour, which has a total prize pot of €97,880. For the recent Vuelta a Burgos Feminas, which took place over four days, the winner of the overall took home €7,860 and a stage win was worth €735. 

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