Egan Bernal, Richard Carapaz, Nairo Quintana and Fernando Gaviria appear as the Latino riders who will have the best salaries for the 2022 cycling season in the top 20 of a world list that publishes an extensive report from Marca Magazine.
The best payment in Latin America is for Egan Bernal in Ineos, who will receive 2.8 million euros (700 thousand less than Geraint Thomas from the team itself). For his part, Richard Carapaz appears in position 10, while Nairo Quintana is in position 19 and Fernando Gaviria closes the table at 20.
The Spanish publication recalls that the end of the 2021 cycling season on the World Tour has left several details for analysis, with Tadej Pogacar being the absolute dominator with a Primoz Roglic who fights him closely and the expectation for Egan Bernal who recovers his physical form by 2022.
And they also talk about other things. For example, the salaries of cyclists who are earning more and more in a sport that already has within it the Asian and European powers of the economy with powerful teams and large payments to the figures.
Inevitably the best payment for the coming year is for the Slovenian Tadej Pogacar after the millionaire renewal of him with Emirates until 2027, but there are several surprises in the data collected by Brújula Bike a few days ago.
A reflection of this is Primoz Roglic, who is not even among the 10 best payers, as he still collects his old contract and several riders on the list and on his team have recently signed agreements. Chris Froome remains one of the top earners despite poor form for him and Peter Sagan on the podium after signing with Total Energies for 2022.
World Tour salary ranking for 2022
1.-Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) 6 million euros
2.- Chris Froome (Israel Start-Up Nation) 5.5 M
3.- Peter Sagan (Total Energies) 5.5 M
4.- Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) 3.5 M
5.- Egan Bernal (Team Ineos) 2.8 M
6.- Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Ineos) 2.5 M
7.-Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) 2.3 M
8.- Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) 2.2 M
9.- Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) 2.2 M
10.-Richard Carapaz (Team Ineos) 2.2 M
11.- Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) 2.1 M
12.- Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) 2 M
13.- Adam Yates (Team Ineos) 2 M
14.- Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) 2 M
15.- Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) 2 M
16.- Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) 2M
17.- Romain Bardet (DSM) 2 M
18.- Elia Viviani (Cofidis) 1.9 M
19.- Nairo Quintana (Arkea) 1.9 M
20.- Fernando Gaviria (UAE) 1.8 M