Tour de France 2020: Which team was fined the most money in this year’s race?

There are countless reasons riders are punished by commissaires during the Tour - here are sanctions handed out in 2020.

Riders in the Tour de France face enormous pressure.

Whether it’s the dangers they face out on the road, the demands of their sponsors during the biggest bike race in the world, or the stress of fighting for victory in front of millions on the roadside and on TV, bike racing is a tough life.

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Another pressure the riders face is the scrutiny from race commissaires, who keep a close eye on the action for anyone breaking the rules.

But who was fined the most in the 2020 race?

Last year, Deceuninck – Quick-Step racked up the most fines with 4,300 Swiss Francs (£3,500) being charged to the team with Team Ineos and Astana the next most fined teams with 2,500 CHF each.

This year it was Jumbo-Visma who were fined the most money by the commissairres, after a number of hefty sanctions late in the race.

Dutch WorldTour squad Jumbo, who came within a day of winning the Tour, were fined a total of 8,500 Swiss Francs (around £7,200) during the 2020 Tour for a number of infractions.

Punishments were given to Jumbo after their sports director Merijn Zeeman for his Intimidation, name calling, improper behaviour towards a UCI member during the bike check carried out at the end of stage 17. The team were fined 2000CHF (£1695.59) and  Zeeman was removed from the race.

The team were also punished on the stage 20 time trial, with Tom Dumoulin and Tony Martin both fined 2,000CHF for breaching the UCI rules around the rainbow armbands on their time trial skinsuits (it’s still not clear exactly what was wrong with the former world champion armbands).

Jumbo were fined 10 times during the race, for offences including littering and unauthorised fuelling in the final 20km of a stage.

Movistar were the next most fined team in the race, racking up 2,200CHF (£1,800) in bills across seven fines, while Astana weren’t far behind with 1,900CHF in fines for eight offences.

The best behaved teams on the Tour were actually Lotto-Soudal and Trek-Segafredo, who picked up no fines at all across the three weeks.

After the finish of each stage, the Tour de France’s referees hand out sanctions and fines for riders committing any number of infractions, which can range from littering to urinating in public, or dangerous sprinting in the final.

Check below for all the fines handed out during the 2020 Tour de France:

Stage one

No fines 

Stage two

Simon Geschke (CCC Team) – sheltering behind a vehicle or following a vehicle’s wake. Fined 200CHF (£165), docked 20 seconds in the general classification, six points in the points classification and two points in the mountains classification.

Roberto Damiani (sports director, Cofidis) – Sheltering behind a vehicle or in a vehicle’s wake. Fined 500CHF (£414).

UAE Team Emirates (rider not identified) – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage three

Diego Rosa (Arkéa-Samsic) – Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public during the race). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Bryan Coquard (B&B Hotels – Vital Concept p/b KTM) – Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public during the race). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Dmitriy Fofonov (sports director, Astana) – Failure to follow the instructions of the commissaires. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage four

Pavel Sivakov (Ineos Grenadiers) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas (Km 60). Fined 200CHF (£165)

Notice to all riders: “For the good image of cycling, we remind all teams that riders’ returns after mechanical incidents, falls or after urinating, must be done without shelter behind vehicles. The vehicles of the sports directors must keep in line at all times.”

Stage five

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) – Unauthorised refuelling in the last 20km of the stage. Given a 20-second penalty and fined 200CHF (£165)

Sep Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) – Unauthorised refuelling in the last 20km of the stage. Given a 20-second penalty and fined 200CHF (£165)

Carlos Verona (Movistar) – Unauthorised refuelling in the last 20km of the stage. Given a 20-second penalty and fined 200CHF (£165)

Grischa Niermann (sports director, Jumbo Visma) – Unauthorised refuelling in the last 20km of the stage. Fined 1,000CHF (£824)

Tom Steels (sports director, Deceuninck – Quick-Step) – Unauthorised refuelling in the last 20km of the stage. Fined 1,000CHF (£824)

José Luis Arrieta (sports director, Movistar) – Unauthorised refuelling in the last 20km of the stage. Fined 1,000CHF (£824)

Omar Fraile (Astana) – Irregular feeding (sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165). Waste disposal outside of waste areas. Fined 200CHF.

Dmitriy Fofonov (sports director, Astana) – Irregular feed (sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage six

Matej Mohorič (Bahrain-McLaren) – Irregular feed (sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Luis León Sanchez (Astana) – Irregular feed (sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Gorazd Štangelj (sports director, Bahrain-McLaren) – Irregular feed (sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Dmitriy Fofonov (sports director, Astana) – Irregular feed (sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Jesús Herrada (Cofidis) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Andrey Amador (Ineos) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Team Ineos Grenadiers (unidentified rider) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Guy Niv (Israel Start-Up Nation) – Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public during the race). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Nils Politt (Israel Start-Up Nation) – Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public during the race). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage seven

Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) – Shelter behind a vehicle or following a vehicle’s wake. Fined 200CHF (£165), 20-second penalty on general classification, 13 points deducted from sprint classification and one pointed deducted in mountain classification.

Charly Wegelius (sports director, EF Pro Cycling) – Shelter behind a vehicle or following a vehicle’s wake. Fined 500CHF (£412).

Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Bob Jungels (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Sébastien Reichenbach (Groupama-FDJ) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage eight

Andreas Klier (sports director, EF Pro Cycling) – Violation of regulations concerning the movement of vehicles in the race. Fined 500CHF (£412)

Stéphane Goubert (sports director, AG2R La Mondiale) – Violation of regulations concerning the movement of vehicles in the race. Fined 500CHF ((£412)

Stage nine

Marc Hirschi (Team Sunweb) – Unauthorised refuelling in the last 20km of the stage. Fined 200CHF (£165) and 20-second penalty on GC. Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Matthew Winston (sports director, Team Sunweb) – Unauthorised refuelling in the last 20km of the stage. Fined 1,000CHF (£824).

José Joaquín Rojas (Movistar) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Matteo Trentin (CCC Team) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage 10

Gregor Mühlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165)

Elia Viviani (Cofidis) – Disposal of waste outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165)

Stage 11

Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) – Deviation from the chosen lane, obstructing, endangering another rider or irregular sprint. Relegated to last place in his group, fined 500CHF (£412), 13 points deducted in the points classification.

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) – Inappriopriate behaviour. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Hugh Carthy (EF Pro Cycling) – Disposal of waste outside of waste area. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage 12

Winner Anacona (Arkéa-Samsic) – Disposal of waste outside of waste area. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Imanol Erviti (Movistar) – Disposal of waste outside of waste area. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Nils Politt (Israel Start-Up Nation) – Disposal of waste outside of waste area. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Jens Keukeleire (EF Pro Cycling) – Irregular feed (sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Niccolò Bonifazio (Total Direct Energie) – Irregular feed (sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Charly Wegelius (sports director, EF Pro Cycling) – Irregular feed (sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Benoit Genauzeau (sports director, Total Direct Energie) – Irregular feed (sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage 13

Romain Sicard (Total Direct Energie) – Waste disposal outside the waste areas with the sports director’s car next to it. Fined 500CHF (£430).

Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165)

Ineos Grenadiers – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165)

Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) – Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public during the race). Fined 200CHF (£165)

Stage 14

No fines 

Stage 15

Michał Kwiatkowski (Ineos Grenadiers) – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 500CHF (£430).

Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 500CHF (£430).

Geoffrey Soupe (Total Direct Energie) – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 500CHF (£430).

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) – Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public during the race). Fined 200CHF (£165)

Stage 16

Tiesj Benoot (Team Sunweb) – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165)

Sébastien Reichenbach (Groupama-FDJ) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Hugo Hofstetter (Israel Start-Up Nation) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Chris Juul-Jensen (Mitchelton-Scott) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Philippe Mauduit (Sports director, Groupama-FDJ) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Mathew Hayman (Sports director, Mitchelton-Scott) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Eric Van Lancker (Sports director, Israel Start-Up Nation) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage 17

Matthew Winston (Sports director, Team Sunweb) – Non-compliance with the instructions of the organizer or the commissaires. Fined 500CHF (£430).

Grischa Niermann (Sports director, Jumbo-Visma) – Non-compliance with the instructions of the organizer or the commissaires. Fined 500CHF (£430).

Dmitry Fofonov (Sports director, Astana) – Non-compliance with the instructions of the organizer or the commissaires. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Gorka Izagirre (Astana) – Throwing rubbish outside the rubbish areas with the sports director’s car next to him. Fined 500CHF (£430).

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Bahrain-McLaren – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165)

Nelson Oliveira (Movistar Team) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165)

Casper Pedersen (Sunweb) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165)

Stage 18

Merijn Zeeman (Sports director, Jumbo-Visma) – Intimidation, name calling, improper behavior of a team member towards a UCI member during the bicycle check carried out at the end of stage 17. Fined 2000CHF (£1695.59) and removed from the race.

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) – Sitting behind a car. Fined 200CHF (£165) and penalised 10 seconds in GC and four points in the points and mountain standings.

Valentin Madouas (Groupama-FDJ) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Imanol Erviti (Movistar Team) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Jan Hirt (CCC Team) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Pierre Rolland (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Thierry Bricaud (Sports director, Groupama-FDJ) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Jose Luis Arrieta (Sports director, Movistar Team) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Fabio Baldato (Sports director, CCC Team) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Jimmy Engoulvent (B&B Hotels-Vital Concept) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage 19

Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) – Waste disposal outside the waste areas. Fined 200CHF (£165).

Max Walscheid (NTT Pro Cycling) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Gino Van Oudenhove (sports director, NTT Pro Cycling) – Irregular feed (Sticky bottle). Fined 200CHF (£165).

Stage 20

Tony Martin (Jubmo-Visma) – infraction of UCI rules on former world champion’s armbands. Fined 2,000CHF (£1,700)

Tom Dumoulin (Jumbo-Visma – infraction of UCI rules on former world champion’s armbands. Fined 2,000CHF (£1,700)

Stage 21

No fines issued