Here are all the riders that have been fined in the Tour de France 2021

The recently-introduced littering rules could see some riders fined during the three weeks

Tour de France peloton
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The Tour de France peloton not only have to contend with the parcours, the weather and the occasional fan who gets too close to them, but they have to complete each stage mindful of the rules.

Any breaches that are spotted can be punished by the race commissaires who can dish out fines to the respective rider and teams, and in the most severe cases even disqualify riders.

Typically, fines are given out for drafting a vehicle, inappropriate or dangerous riding such as in a sprint, unauthorised fuelling in the final 20km or for littering in an undesignated area.

The latter issue is a current hot topic given the UCI's updated rules on the topic, and many riders will be hoping that they don't fall foul of them, however much they disagree with the new laws.

Fines are not limited to riders, though. Entire teams can be punished, and the most common person to be fined is often a team's sports director.

Last autumn, when the Tour took place two months later than planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Jumbo-Visma were fined a combined total of 8,500CHF (around £7,200) for a number of offences.

All fines are in Swiss francs, and the Dutch team received three lots of 2000CHF cheques to pay: one each to Tom Dumoulin and Tony Martin for sporting rainbow bands on their time trial skin suits, and one to the team's DS Merijn Zeeman for improper behaviour towards a UCI official.

Lotto-Soudal and Trek-Segafredo didn't cause any infractions at the 2020 race, the only two teams to escape any punishment. 

2021's edition of the race got underway in Brest on June 26, and we will update this page that details who has been fined in the race after every stage.

Stage four

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma)  - urinating in public, 200CHF

Stage three 

Hugo Hule (Astana-Premier Tech)  - urinating in public, 200CHF

Luke Rowe (Ineos Grenadiers) - incorrect behaviour, 300CHF and 20 UCI points

Ide Schelling (Bora-Hansgrohe) - unauthorised refuelling in the final 20km, 200CHF and 20 second time penalty 

Enrico Poitschke (sports director, Bora-Hansgrohe) - unauthorised refuelling in final 20km, 1000CHF

Stage two

Luke Roberts (sports director, Team DSM) - unidentified rider urinating in public, 200CHF

Matt White (sports director, Team BikeExchange) - unidentified rider urinating in public, 200CHF

Enrico Poitschke (sports director, Bora-hansgrohe) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone at KM121, 500CHF

Enrico Poitschke (sports director, Bora-Hansgrohe) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone at KM140, 500CHF

Stage one

Didier Rous (sports director, B&B Hotels) - non-compliance with the instructions of the marshals, 200CHF

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Chris Marshall-Bell

Chris first started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2013 on work experience and has since become a regular name in the magazine and on the website. Reporting from races, long interviews with riders from the peloton and riding features drive his love of writing about all things two wheels.

Probably a bit too obsessed with mountains, he was previously found playing and guiding in the Canadian Rockies, and now mostly lives in the Val d’Aran in the Spanish Pyrenees where he’s a ski instructor in the winter and cycling guide in the summer. He almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.