By Jason Sumner, VeloNews Associate Editor
Surely Robbie Hunter would have preferred the overall title, but a look at the prize payout list for the 2002 Tour de Langkawi shows that second place isn’t so bad. Even though Hunter finished behind overall winner Hernan Dario Munoz in the standing, he made out far better in the bank account.
After winning three stages and the green point’s jersey, the 24-year-old South African pocketed 119,750 ringgit ($31,513 based on exchange rate of RM3.8 to $1). Munoz was a distant second on the list, earning RM78,925 ($20,769). Third was South African national team member David George, who banked RM45,575 ($11,993) after taking third overall and finishing second in Stage 9.
Hunter’s Mapei-Quick Step team also fared the best, taking home RM189,525 ($49,875). The Chinese team was last on the team list, earning just RM3525 ($927).
Eric Wohlberg was the top earner among the North Americans. He pocketed RM4400 ($1157).