Which team was fined the most at the Tour de France? And what was the most common fine?

Here's who will be looking down the back of seats on the team bus for spare Swiss francs

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There are many guarantees at the Tour de France. Peter Sagan in the green jersey, Der Teufel appearing at the side of the road to watch the peloton pass by and a Wanty Groupe-Gobert rider inevitably getting in the day’s breakaway.

Another guarantee is the race commissaires will be taking some of the riders hard-earned Swiss francs, waiting until they’ve finished riding hundreds of kilometres to slap them with fines for minor infractions such as a debatable irregular sprint or taking food from a team car when they weren’t allowed to.

Listed below is a ranking of the total fines teams picked up at the 2019 Tour, followed by the most common and expensive fines that occurred. Then finally there’s a breakdown of all the fines per stage. Finally, for reference one Swiss franc (CHF) is worth about 80 pence.

Total fines per team

1. Deceuninck – Quick-Step – 4,300CHF / £3,500
=2. Ineos – 2,500CHF / £2,050
=2. Astana – 2,500CHF / £2,050
4. Jumbo-Visma – 2,350CHF / £1,950
5. Ag2r La Mondiale – 1,700CHF / £1,400
6. Bora-Hansgrohe – 1,300CHF / £1,050
=7. Movistar – 1,100CHF / £900
=7. UAE Team Emirates – 1,100CHF / £900
=7. Cofidis – 1,100CHF / £900
10. Mitchelton-Scott – 1,000CHF / £800
=11. Bahrain-Merida – 800CHF / £650
=11. Lotto-Soudal – 800CHF / £650
13. Wanty-Gobert – 600CHF / £500
=14. EF Education First – 500CHF / £400
=14. Arkéa-Samsic – 500CHF / £400
=16. Groupama-FDJ – 400CHF / £350
=16. CCC – 400CHF / £350
18. Trek-Segafredo – 250CHF / £250
19. Katusha-Alpecin – 200CHF / £150

Teams without fines: Sunweb, Dimension Data and Total Direct Energie

Total amount per type of fine

=1. Irregular feeding – 2,000CHF / £1,650 (Eight charges)
=1. Assault between riders – 2,000CHF/ £1,650 (Two charges)
=1. Not participating in press conference – 2,000CHF/ £1,650 (Two charges)
4. Urinating in public – 1,900CHF/ £1,550 (Nine charges)
5. Dropping bidons outside of required zone – 1,800CHF/ £1,500 (Nine charges)
6. Obstructing rider – 1,650CHF/ £1,350 (Three charges)
7. Sticky bottle – 1,400CHF/ £1,150 (Five charges)
8. Incorrect vehicle circulation along route – 1,000CHF/ £800 (Two charges)
9. Drafting – 900CHF/ £750 (Three charges)
=10. Incorrect behaviour at finish – 500CHF/ £400 (Two charges)
=10. Dangerous behaviour during stage – 500CHF/ £400 (One charge)
=10. Irregular sprint – 500CHF/ £400 (One charge)
=13Performing slingshot manoeuvre – 400CHF/ £300 (One charge)
=13. Dropping waste outside of zone – 400CHF/ £350 (One charge)
15. Failure to comply with race commissaires – 250CHF/ £200 (One charge)
16. Not respecting the decision of race commissaires – 200CHF/ £200 (One charge)

Fines per stage

Stage one

Julien Simon (Cofidis)
– Penalised for an irregular sprint
– Fined 500 Swiss Francs (£402), deducted 13 sprint points and relegated to the bottom of his finishing group

Stage two

There were no fines on stage two’s team time trial

Stage three

CCC Team and Jumbo-Visma
– Penalised after riders dropped bidons outside of designated area (no specific rider identified)
– Fine of 200 Swiss Francs (£161) per team

Jonathan Castroviejo (Team Ineos) 
– Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161)

Matt White (Mitchelton-Scott sports director)
– Irregular refuelling
– Fined 500 Swiss Francs (£404)

Stage four

Iván García (Bahrain-Merida)
– Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161)

Carlos Verona (Movistar)

– Dropping bidon outside of waste area
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161)

Nicolas Portal (Team Ineos sports director)

– Irregular feeding (using musettes outside of designated area)
– Fined 500 Swiss Francs (£404)

Stage five

Anthony Perez and sports director Alain Deloeuil (Cofidis)

– Irregular feeding (sticky bottle)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161) each

Yoann Offredo and sports director Hilaire Van der Schueren (Wanty-Gobert) 

– Irregular feeding (sticky bottle)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161) each

Stage six

Geraint Thomas and Gianni Moscon (Team Ineos)

– Dropping waste outside designated area
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161) each

Tom Steels (Deceuninck – Quick-Step sports director)

– Non-compliance with the organisation’s instructions (incorrect behaviour at the finish line)
– Fined 300 Swiss Francs (£242)

Yvon Ledanois (Arkéa-Samsic sports director) 

– Violation of regulatory provisions concerning the circulation of vehicles
– Fined 500 Swiss Francs (£404)

Sébastien Reichenbach (Groupama FDJ) and Luis León Sánchez (Astana)

– Pushing or handsling between riders
– Penalty of 10 seconds in the general classification, docked four points in the points classification and fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161) each

Gorka Izaguirre (Astana), Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) and Pierre-Luc Périchon (Cofidis) 

– Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161) each

Stage seven

Hilaire Van der Schueren (Wanty-Gobert sports director)

– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161)

Stage eight

Rui Costa (UAE Team Emirates)

– Dropping bidon outside of waste area
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161)

Marc Soler (Movistar)

– Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161)

Michael Hepburn (Mitchelton-Scott)

– Sheltering behind team director’s car
– Penalty of 20 seconds in the general classification, docked six points in the points classification and fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161).

David McPartland (Mitchelton-Scott sports director)

– Allowing Michael Hepburn to shelter behind his car
– Fined 500 Swiss Francs (£404)

Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana sports director)

– Not respecting the instructions of race commissaires (with 70km of the stage raced)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161)

Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana sports director) and Julien Jurdie (Ag2r La Mondiale sports director)

– Violation of regulatory provisions concerning the circulation of vehicles (at the feed zone after 111km had been raced)
– Fined 500 Swiss Francs (£404) each
– Irregular feeding
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161) each

Stage nine

Simon Clarke (EF Education First) 

– Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161) each

Lukas Pöstlberger (Bora-Hansgrohe) 

– Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public)
– Irregular refuelling (sticky bottle )
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161) for each offence

Enrico Poitschke (Bora-Hansgrohe sports director) 

– Irregular refuelling (sticky bottle)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161)

Tiesj Benoot and sports director Herman Frison (Lotto-Soudal) 

– Irregular feeding (sticky bottle)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£161) each

Stage 10

George Bennett (Jumbo-Visma) and Yves Lampaert (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

– Obstruction of a rider to stop the progress of another rider
– Fined 550 Swiss Francs (£407)
– Docked six points in the points classification and 10 seconds in the general classification

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) and Benoit Cosnefroy (Ag2r La Mondiale)

– Inappropriate behaviour (urinating in public)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs each (£161)

Julien Jurdie (Ag2r La Mondiale sports director)

– Dangerous behaviour by the team’s staff
– Fined 300 Swiss Francs (£244)

Stage 11

Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

– Obstruction of a rider to stop the progress of another rider
– Fined 550 Swiss Francs (£407)
– Docked six points in the points classification and 10 seconds in the general classification

Tom Steels (Deceuninck-Quick-Step DS), Philippe Mauduit (Groupama-FDJ DS), Nico Verhoeven (Jumbo-Visma DS)

– Given warnings over obstruction of a rider to stop the progress of another rider by members of their teams

Stage 12

Enrico Poitschke (Bora-Hansgrohe DS)

– Dangerous behaviour by team staff
– Fined 500 Swiss Francs (£404)

Julien Jurdie (Ag2r La Mondiale DS)

– Violation of regulatory provisions concerning the circulation of vehicles (in the row of sports directors – km 104)
– Fined 500 Swiss Francs (£404)

David McPartland (Mitchelton-Scott DS)

– In-race interview of a sports director in final 10km
– Warning given

Stage 13

Luke Rowe (Team Ineos), Marc Soler (Movistar)

– Drafting another rider during individual time trial
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs each (£163)

Charly Wegelius (EF Education First DS)

– Not respecting the instructions of the commissaires
– Fined 300 Swiss Francs (£243)

Stage 14

Sergio Henao (UAE Team Emirates)

– Dropping bidons outside of designated area
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£163)

Stage 15

Marc Soler (Movistar), Jan Tratnik (Bahrain-Merida), David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma), Geraint Thomas (Ineos), Jumbo-Visma (unidentified rider)

– Dropping bidons outside of designated area
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs each (£163)

Michael Schär (CCC Team), Patrick Konrad (Bora-Hansgrohe)

– Urinating in public
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs each (£163)

Tiesj Benoot (Lotto-Soudal), Max Richeze (Deceuninck-Quick-Step), Herman Firson (Lotto-Soudal DS), Tom Steels (Deceuninck-Quick-Step DS)

– Irregular feeding
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs (£163)

Simone Pedrazzini (UAE Team Emirates), Dirk Demol (Katusha-Alpecin)

– Incorrect behaviour
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs each (£163)

Stage 16

Dmitriy Fofonov (Astana DS)

– Irregular feeding (use of musette out of area, km 54.7 and km 119)
– Two fines of 500 Swiss Francs (£404)

Dylan van Baarle (Team Ineos)

– Dangerous behaviour (half-turn at km 45)
– Warning issued to rider

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-Quick-Step)

– Non-participation in press conference after stage 16
– Fined 1000 Swiss Francs (£808)
– Withdrawal of UCI points won on stage (25 points for wearing leader’s jersey
– Withdrawal of stage prize money (€300 for 20th place)
– Withdrawal of daily prize money for wearing the yellow jersey (€500)

Tom Steels (Deceuninck-Quick-Step DS)

– Non-participation in press conference after stage 16 (Julian Alaphilippe)
– Fined 1000 Swiss Francs (£808)

Stage 17

Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida), Tristan Hoffman (Bahrain-Merida DS)

– Irregular feeding (sticky bottle for short distance – km 41)
– Fined 200 Swiss Francs each (£163)

Tony Martin (Jumbo-Visma), Luke Rowe (Team Ineos)

– Assault between riders (km 186.3)
– Out of competition
– Fined 1000 Swiss Francs each (£808)
– Docked 50 UCI points each

Stage 18

Neil Stephens (UAE Team Emirates DS)

– Dangerous behaviour by team’s staff (km 130)
– Fined 500 Swiss Francs (£404)

Kim Anderson (Trek-Segafredo DS)

– Failure to comply with the instructions of the commissaires (km 126)
– Fined 250 Swiss Francs (£203)

Tom Steels (Deceuninck-Quick-Step DS)

– Dangerous behaviour by team’s staff (km 180)
– Fined 500 Swiss Francs (£404)

Stage 19

There were no fines on stage 19

Stage 20

Andrey Amador (Movistar)

– Urinating in public
– Fined 300 Swiss Francs (£246)

Stage 21

There were no fines on stage 21