Paris-Roubaix Femmes winner to receive a 20th of men’s prize payout

ROUBAIX FRANCE APRIL 14 Podium Philippe Gilbert of Belgium and Team DeceuninckQuickStep Celebration Trophy Cobblestone Detail view during the 117th ParisRoubaix a 257km race from Compigne to Roubaix ParisRoubaix ParisRoubaix PRBX LEnfer du Nord on April 14 2019 in Roubaix France Photo by Luc ClaessenGetty Images
This was the last time the trophy was awarded in 2019 but time there will also be a women's winner, with the introduction of the Paris-Roubaix Femmes. (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

There has been much anticipation and excitement regarding the addition of a women’s Paris-Roubaix to the calendar and while the prospect of being the first winner of this momentous event is a huge prize to fight for, the payout the victor will receive isn't. The size of the prize purse for the first woman across the finish line at the Roubaix velodrome will be just a 20th of that received by her male counterpart.

The €1,535 prize for winning the Paris-Roubaix Femmes sits in line with the UCI minimum requirement for Women's WorldTour races. The €30,000 the rider who claims victory in the men’s edition of the Paris-Roubaix receives is 50 percent above the already considerably larger minimum payout amount. The overall purse paid across the top 20 riders for the men is €91,000 and for the women it is €7,005.

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Simone Giuliani
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