Trek-Segafredo match women's prize money with equivalent men's races all season

Lizzie Deignan and Trek-Segafredo at Paris-Roubaix Femmes
Lizzie Deignan and Trek-Segafredo at Paris-Roubaix Femmes (Image credit: Getty Images)

The discussion surrounding unequal prize money between women's and men's events in professional bike racing surfaced at Paris-Roubaix when it came to light that women's race winner Lizzie Deignan received €1,535, just a fraction of the €30,000 that Sonny Colbrelli earned for winning the men's race.

After Paris-Roubaix Femmes, Trek-Segafredo confirmed to Cyclingnews that they had pitched in the funds to make up for the massive discrepancy between the winner's prize money payouts, later confirming they have been doing it during the 2021 season.

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Kirsten Frattini
Deputy Editor

Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.