Prize Money – Tour de Ski 2020-2021

Prize Money – Tour de Ski 2020-2021


Tour de Ski prize money increased for the 2020-2021 season, but is still lagging far behind what it used to be in the early years.
Joona Klemi: 18.12.2020 10:18Cross country skiing
Prize Money – Tour de Ski 2020-2021
Photo: Ruka Nordic
Johannes Høsflot Klæbo.
The prize money for the top skiers of Tour de Ski has decreased radically over the years. For example, the winner of the tour now receives 35 000 euros less than ten years ago. In many other sports, such as biathlon, the situation is reversed, with prize money having increased.

For the 2020-2021 season Tour de Ski prize money increased quite a bit however, but is still lagging far behind what it used to be in the early years. The raises in prize money might be in response to the athletes who have criticized the decreases in the previous years.

One of Sweden’s figureheads of skiing, Charlotte Kalla does not believe the situation will change any time soon.

- It is difficult to believe there could be any rapid change, when nothing much has happened for many years. I can only hope things will get better in the future, when I’m no longer part of it, Kalla stated in 2018.

The situation has been a topic of conversation in skiing circles before. Martin Johnsrud Sundby for example said during the 2018 season that skiing must be the only profession where top salary has actually fallen from 1995 to today.

Tour de Ski – Prize Money


Overall competition – Prize Money

#Francsapx. €
1.68 00062 000
2.50 00046 300
3.35 50032 500
4.25 00022 500
520 00018 000
6.15 00013 500
7.10 0009 250
8.8 5007 800
9.7 0006 300
10.6 0005 500
11.5 0004 500
12.4 0003 500
13.3 5003 000
14.3 0002 700
15.2 5002 200
16.2 0001 800
17.1 5001 300
18.1 2501 100
19.1 000920
20.750700


Point ranking

#Prize
1.6000 CHF
2.3000 CHF
3.2000 CHF


Overall Tour leader

#Prize
1.1000 CHF

Stage wins

#Prize
1.3000 CHF
2.2000 CHF
3.1000 CHF



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