USA Cycling Podium Bonus


The Podium Bonus program is designed to provide additional reward to athletes who attain the podium (top 3) in specific international events. All of the competitions included in the award schedule have important ramifications for the qualification of Olympic start positions. Athletes do not need to be a member of a specific podium program in order to qualify for these bonuses.

Program Goal

The goal of this program is to provide additional incentive to our top athletes to attend critical international events. These bonuses are for championship events that are in Olympic disciplines at the elite level.


Provide additional compensation to athletes who are reaching the podium in events that have implications for start positions at world championships and Olympic Games. Each year a "pool" of money will be set aside for these world medal athletes.

Program Components and Award Schedule

Awards are for elite-level championships in Olympic events ONLY!


Event Gold Silver Bronze
Olympic Games $15,000 $10,000 $5,000
World Championships $5,000 $3,000 $2,000
Women's Road World Cups $1,000 $750 $500
MTB World Cups $1,000 $750 $500
Track World Cups* $1,000 $750 $500
BMX Supercross World Cups $1,000 $750 $500

* Team events will pay 50 percent of bonus to EACH rider on the team. All members of a medal winning team MUST be U.S. riders for the bonus to apply.

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