Peter Sagan fined at Giro d'Italia for intimidation against other riders amid fresh transfer speculation

The exact incident that led to the fine is not known, while reports have emerged linking him to Total Direct Energie

Peter Sagan at Giro d'Italia 2021
(Image credit: Getty)

Peter Sagan has been fined for intimidation and improper conduct against other riders at the Giro d'Italia.

The Slovakian received a 1000 CHF fine, around €900, as well as being docked 50 UCI points, the rules crucially not stipulating a loss of magla ciclamino points, Sagan currently leading that competition by 22 points over Israel Start-Up Nation's Davide Cimolai.

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