Adam Yates given 10-second penalty at Tour de France for taking hand-sling

British best young rider Adam Yates given time penalty and fine by Tour de France race jury for hand-sling with another rider during stage 19

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Adam Yates (Orica-BikeExchange) was given a 10-second time penalty and a 200 CHF (£154) fine for taking a hand-sling from a team-mate during stage 19 of the Tour de France on Friday.

Yates's name appeared on the daily list of race jury decisions issued after each stage finishes. His team-mate Ruben Plaza, from whom Yates must have taken the hand-sling, was also given the same penalty.

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