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    Bling Bling

    I just read a bit in yesterday's USA Today.

    Lance split his $465,000 prize money with his team mates and support staff. US Postal will be paying him a 3.25 million dollar bonus for winning his 5th tour.

    It's good to be the king.

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    A class act all the way!
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    thats nice for lance to do, but its not like he is not well off.
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    my understanding is he's done that every year. not split it, but given it to them outright--rumor has it he even matched the winnings and split up $800K+ b/w the boys last year.

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    I read something a little while back stating that typically the winner will give his bonus to his teammates. But yeah...Lance is a class act and really shows his appreciation for the guys who get help get him to the podium. That dude just gives me goose bumps.
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    It's tradition for the winner to sahre his prize money with his team, afterall it is a team effort that got him to the tour.
    But lance has been amoung the most generous of winners, along with Indurain. But I think the added commercialisation of the sport makes that possible.
    Lance will receive US$3.25x106 from US Postal and it's rumoured a further US$5x106 from the other sponsors, Trek, Nike etc etc.
    It IS very good to be the King!
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    they mentioned a bunch of times during the races that all the prize money (including intermediate splits and stuff like that) goes into a kitty and gets split up by the team at the end of the race. all the teams do it, even the mechanics and other support people get a cut.
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