Ovo Energy Women's Tour to offer equal prize money

Ovo Energy Women's Tour to offer equal prize money

Jack Elton-Walters 7 Mar 2018 The race will now offer €90,000 total prize money, up from €35,000 The 2018 Women's Tour will now offer prize money equal to that of the Men's Tour of Britain after title sponsor Ovo Energy increased its commitment to five-stage event. The news came at the route presentation which was hosted in the Houses of Parliament. This change means that the prize money structure for the Women's Tour in June will be identical to that of the Men's Tour of Britain, which takes place in September. This includes stage and jersey prizes throughout the race, and the overall General Classification winner will pocket the same amount as the man who tops the podium later in the year. The eventual winner of each race will take home €36,220. The outcome is that 'every placing is matched pound for pound,' as the overall prize pot is increased ...

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