Pro DHers – how much do they earn?
I can imagine how specialized marketing budget must be up in the tens of millions, TdF, Giro, tour of California, triathlons, DH, XC, and on and on and on…
Paying a DH pro who’s going to be on the podium and being interviewed talking about how great Spesh bikes are has to be worth $100k easily. Same for maybe pacific bikes, and maybe Trek. After that it probably goes to maybe $50-30 for the likes of Santa Cruz and Kona… After that probably an expenses plus retainer dealPosted 4 years agomakeitorangeMember
I remember a feature in MBUK years ago where Rob Warner had turned up to a shoot in a Ferrari 355 (when it was one of Ferrari’s current line up).
I read an interview with Rob where he said it was completely different when it was covered by main stream TV. As soon as the TV trucks disappeared so did most of the cash.Posted 4 years agogeordiemick00Member
whilst I don’t douby peaty and a few international starts, I suspect when the camera’s are waived around they resort to some of this: 😆Posted 4 years agoatlazMember
Average world tour road cyclist gets 264k euros according to the UCI. A neo-pro gets probably 50k which isn’t really a bad salary when you consider that between training camps and races they’ll probably be team supported for 100-150 days a year.
That’s about 540 riders from 19 teams, so a total salary bill of around 142 million euros and that’s only the world tour teams. Quite a bit of cash in that there road cycling.Posted 4 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
We recently had a heap of fund raising (raffles etc.) to get one of the more promising young DH lads from Tassie to the WC circuit, Mountain Bike Australia put him on their Junior team but he still needs to fund it. Beer raffle was worth it.Posted 4 years ago
If any of you lot spot Ben Hill in Ft William make him feel welcome!
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