Saint-Lo - This year's Tour de France winner will receive €500,000, an increase of 11 percent from last year, organisers ASO said on Wednesday.
Last year the Tour yellow jersey winner earnt €450,000 euros.
The winners of the other main jerseys have also seen their prize money increased.
All riders reaching Paris will earn a minimum of €1,000 euros (up from 400 last year), while stage winners will see their prize money increased from €8,000 to €11,000 euros.
Total prize money dished out will be just under €2.3 million euros, ASO said.