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"Cyclists win minimum wage"(5 posts)

"Cyclists win minimum wage"eoind
Oct 12, 2001 2:27 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport/hi/english/other_sports/newsid_1596000/1596586.stm

Is this all some new pros get paid? 15,000 Euros equates to approx. US$13,600. If this is the minimum wage for 2002, what have they been getting paid before this?
There was no minimum previouslybikedodger
Oct 12, 2001 2:51 PM
Could it be PER MONTH?nestorl
Oct 12, 2001 4:39 PM
Most countries describe their salary on a monthly basis. When you are in Europe and south america and you ask someone how much they make, or if you get a salary offer, it will be based on the monthly wage. Is it possible that this is the case here since it is from an UK article? Just a thought. Nestor
Could it be PER MONTH?eschelon
Oct 12, 2001 4:49 PM
No. I read in Cyclenews.com a Vuelta rider only making about this much per year on his team. Make no mistake folks, most domestiques regardless of whether they are on a Div. 1 team, they are not making that much money that you or I could live on here in the states.
That's good money!TJeanloz
Oct 13, 2001 11:29 AM
A first or second year domestic pro (or DIII Euro-pro) would be lucky to get $10,000 a year. Most guys are pretty pschyed if their contract includes any cash salary at all. Most are content to try to win cash prizes or pick up start money- they get paid by the race organizer just for showing up (like a reverse entry-fee). The world of most pro athletes isn't all money and fame, and for cyclists, only the very best make a lot of money.