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The Cost Of Pro Cycling - World Tour Team Budgets | Tour De France 2014

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Published on Jul 21, 2014

How much does it cost to run a World Tour team? Simon Richardson explains all.
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Running a cycling team isn't cheap. You've probably seen from all our features that each team has an incredible number of vehicles and lots of highly specialised equipment. Not to mention top riders like Alberto Contador and Chris Froome, and the highly sought-after staff who support them.

Each cycling team has a different set of aims, and this is also reflected in their budget. Some teams, such as Tinkoff-Saxo have a rich backer, others, like Belkin, are run on a purely commercial basis.

In this video, we run through how and why the teams allocate their budget, and we think some of the expenses might surprise you.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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