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    How much does a pro cyclist make?

    Surprised me really.

    http://www.bidonpull.com

    Scroll down to the article called "Money, Money, Money...Money"

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    "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"

    I suppose it beats flipping burgers.



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    They don't get much money, but they get to ride their bikes all the time and don't forget the status . . .

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    Hard way to make a living. And, with the exception of about 50-75 guys in the whole world, you'll never make the type of money that anyone would associate with being rich.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrenchFit View Post
    "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys"

    I suppose it beats flipping burgers.


    A lot of U.S. domestic pros could make more money flipping burgers, particularly on an hourly basis.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    I'm not surprised. This is pretty common amount fringe sports (sports not largely followed by the general public). If you make any kind of living wage you're doing very well. I play disc golf and they have a pro tour as well and their top guys will take in $50k in prize money per year and maybe another $5-10K in endorsements and free gear. The top few guys in pro LaCross make $80-$100K.

    Those $1m salaries don't come up often outside of major sports like football,baseball,basketball,tennis,hockey,golf and soccer.

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