Peter Kennaugh says rules ‘out of control’ as riders fined by UCI for late sign on

The Brit has spoken out against the governing body after other riders were penalised

Peter Kennaugh has criticised the UCI for enforcing rules around riders signing on late for races (Photo: Yuzuru SUNADA)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Peter Kennaugh has criticised ‘out of control’ rules after riders were fined for signing on late before stage three of the UAE Tour.

The Bora-Hansgrohe pro was speaking on behalf of riders from four other teams, who were all penalised for "failing to respect the order and the timing of signing the sign-on sheet."

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.