Team Sky faces fine for reduced Abu Dhabi Tour roster

British WorldTour squad Team Sky started the Abu Dhabi Tour on Thursday with six instead of eight riders, and could face a financial penalty

Elia Viviani signs on for Team Sky at the start of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Tour.

(Image credit: ANSA/Claudio Peri)

Team Sky faces a possible €10,000 fine for not bring a full eight-man roster the Abu Dhabi Tour, which is a new WorldTour event for 2017.

The team began the Abu Dhabi Tour with only six riders instead of the required eight. The team always planned to start with a seven-man roster, but came with six when Ian Boswell developed the shingles virus.

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