Movistar's Davide Villella fined €180 for crossing finish line twice at Tour de Romandie

The Italian fell foul of one of the UCI's more peculiar regulations at the Swiss stage race

Davide Villella at the 2021 Tour de Romandie (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

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The UCI has caught a lot of flak recently over its rules, from trying to ban celebration hugs during the height of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe to new regulations which sees riders disqualified for discarding a bidon in the wrong area and for reiterations of the supertuck position.

Movistar's Davide Villella, though, may have received a fine for the most egregious and audacious (at least in the eyes of the UCI) rule-breaking yet.

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