Sepp Kuss has won the 2023 Vuelta a España with only 17 seconds ahead of the Danish Jonas Vingegaard. The American managed to make a surprise impression on Iberian soil: on the eve he was the great luxury gregarious of Vingegaard and Primo Roglic (second and third respectively), then with a poor escape he managed to win the red jersey and never held it again dumped. This is the most important triumph for the Jumbo-Visma standard bearer, a result of absolute competitive level which also ensures a nice prize money.
How much money did Sepp Kuss earn by winning the 2023 Vuelta de España? We are talking about a prize pool of around 178,000 euros: in addition to the 150,000 euros for the final red jersey, 11,000 euros must be added for a stage victory, money for secondary placings and other accompanying recognitions. Below is Sepp Kuss’ detailed prize money for success at the 2023 Vuelta a España.
Usually this amount is divided with teammates and staff based on agreements made internally, remember that cyclists regularly receive a monthly salary from their respective teams and these race prizes must be taken as bonuses. Let us remember that the Iberian race has a decidedly lower prize fund than the other two Grand Tours: the winner of the Tour de France secures 500,000 euros for first place in the general classification, the winner of the Giro d’Italia is rewarded with 265,668 euros.
HOW MUCH MONEY DID SEPP KUSS EARN
FIRST PLACE IN THE GENERAL RANKING (RED JERSEY): 150,000 euros
STAGE VICTORIES: 1×11,000 = 11,000 euros
SECOND STAGE PLACES: 1×5,500 = 5,500 euros
THIRD STAGE PLACES: 1×2,700 = 2,700 euros
EIGHTH STAGE PLACES: 1×650 = 650 euros
STAGE BACKUP PLACEMENT (from tenth to twentieth place): 6×360 = 2,160 euros
DAYS IN MAGLIA ROJA: 13×500 = 6,500 euros
TOTAL: 178,510 euros (excluding prizes, estimated at a maximum of 2,000 euros in total, for transits on the various GPMs)