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The final prize distribution

The U.S.-based team Discovery Channel earned more than one half-millioneuros in the 2005 Tour de France, the most significant share being thewinner’s check for 400,000 euros given to overall victor, Lance Armstrong.Such prizes are traditionally divided among riders, with the overall winnerusually declining his share as a gesture of gratitude for the work histeammates turned in.At the other end of the spectrum, Spain’s Euskaltel team earned a scant9310 euros for its efforts over the three-week Tour.Current exchange rates - $1.20 per euro – mean that Discovery’s 545,640euros in prize money

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The U.S.-based team Discovery Channel earned more than one half-millioneuros in the 2005 Tour de France, the most significant share being thewinner’s check for 400,000 euros given to overall victor, Lance Armstrong.Such prizes are traditionally divided among riders, with the overall winnerusually declining his share as a gesture of gratitude for the work histeammates turned in.At the other end of the spectrum, Spain’s Euskaltel team earned a scant9310 euros for its efforts over the three-week Tour.Current exchange rates – $1.20 per euro – mean that Discovery’s 545,640euros in prize money translates to $658,639.
 
1. Discovery Channel – 545,640 euros ($658,639)
2. T-Mobile – 258,730
3. CSC – 237,520
4. Crédit Agricole – 107,420
5. Iles Baléares – 105,180
6. Phonak – 99,360
7. Rabobank – 96,120
8. Gerolsteiner – 68,050
9. Davitamon – 65,210
10. Fran?aise des Jeux – 58,040
11. Cofidis – 57,070
12. Liberty – 42,390
13. Quick Step – 33,660
14. Fassa Bortolo – 32,860
15. Bouygues Telecom – 27,710
16. Liquigas – 25,120
17. Lampre – 20,620
18. Domina Vacanze – 18,020
19. AG2R – 17,000
20. Saunier Duval – 12,070
21. Euskaltel – 9310