All of the riders and staff fined at the Tour de France up to stage 20

Riders and their directeur sportifs can be fined for anything from littering to reckless behaviour

The 2022 Tour de France peloton
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The riders in the Tour de France peloton not only have to contend with the parcours, the weather and the occasional fan who gets too close to them, but they have to complete each stage mindful of the rules.

On stage two, the rider with the dubious fame of receiving the first fine of the race was Stefan Küng of Groupama-FDJ, who was filmed grabbing the helmet of fellow rider Rubén Guerreiro (EF Education-EasyPost).

The next day, Küng insisted that the gesture was not violent, and that he accepted the fine. It appeared that the pair had made up after the altercation.

Five different directeur sportifs were also fined after Sunday's stage for the much more minor crime of having one of their riders throwing rubbish outside of the litter zone. Thanks to the specific rider being unidentifiable, the DS is fined rather than a solo athlete.

After stage three, Quinn Simmons was fined for "riding in paths, sidewalks and bike lanes", a penalty that he described as a "bit excessive" ahead of day four.

“It was a bit of excessive of a fine,” he said. “If they did that every day every single rider in the peloton would be fined. There wouldn’t be a rider left in the peloton, especially in a stage like today.”

“You get pushed and it’s such a big fight. When the road is blocked and when you have to get to the front, you do what you have to do,” he continued. “In a move like that, they talk about the danger, but a move like for any rider in the peloton is not dangerous. You’re six inches on or off the road. It is not dangerous.

“I saw the video from the helicopter and if you watch the Roubaix day tomorrow I guarantee you that every rider in the peloton does something worse. I just got unlucky and I was caught on the camera,” he said. “If they’re fair it will be a very long fine sheet tomorrow.”

On Tuesday, four separate riders were fined for jettisoning bottles outside of the litter zones, and a couple of directeurs sportif were fined for not obeying the commissaires, among other infractions.

On Wednesday and Thursday it was similar, with just a couple of penalties. 

On Friday's stage seven, seven people were fined, but it was mostly minor things - not in terms of money though, as the UCI claimed 2300CHF.

Stage eight saw Fred Wright in the breakaway for 172km, but all he got for his efforts was a 500CHF fine for littering.

The first day in the Alps, stage nine, ended in fines for seven people, including stage winner Bob Jungels, while the second day, stage 10, saw just three fines.

Stage 11, however, didn't yield a single fine. 

The entire squads of Jumbo-Visma and UAE Team Emirates were fined at the Tour de France on stage 12, for not going to the presentation at the stage start and therefore not signing on.

Each of the riders of the two teams, which include race leader Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) and defending champion Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates), were fined 500 CHF.

They were also docked 15 UCI points each, and their two lead directeur sportifs were also fined 500 CHF. It came on the biggest day of fines at this year's race so far, as 20 people were docked money by the race commissaires.

On stage 13, Caleb Ewan was fined for drafting behind a car after he came down in a crash, a move that he later criticised the commissaires over.

Tiesj Benoot of Jumbo-Visma was fined on both stages 15 and 16.

On stage 19, Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) was fined for pushing himself off a motorbike, on a day that he lost 5-22 to race leader Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma).

How do Tour de France fines work?

Any breaches that are spotted can be punished by the race commissaires who can dish out fines to the respective rider and teams, and in the most severe cases even disqualify riders.

Typically, fines are given out for drafting a vehicle, inappropriate or dangerous riding such as in a sprint, unauthorised fuelling in the final 20km or for littering in an undesignated area.

Fines are not limited to riders, though. Entire teams can be punished, and the most common person to be fined is often a team's sports director for various infractions.

All fines are in Swiss francs, as this is where the UCI is based, in Aigle. In a move that might also prove crucial come the end of the season, riders and teams are often fined UCI points for their misdemeanours too; this could affect a team's standing in the WorldTour points table, in a year where relegation is a live possibility.

Tour de France fines from stage one

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Tour de France fines from stage two

Matt Winston (directeur sportif, Team DSM) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Frans Maassen (directeur sportif, Jumbo-Visma) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Wilfried Peeters (directeur sportif, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Hilaire van der Schueren (directeur sportif, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Charly Wegelius (directeur sportif, EF Education-EasyPost) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ) - assault between riders at KM94, 500CHF and 20 UCI points

Tour de France fines from stage three

Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Mikkel Honoré (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Silvan Dillier (Alpecin-Deceuninck) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

All of the above riders docked 25 points in the UCI rankings. 

Mario Aerts (directeur sportif, Lotto Soudal) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) - riding in paths, sidewalks and bike lanes, fine of 500CHF, docked 25 points in the UCI rankings, deducted 20", 40 points in the points classification and one penalty point in the mountains classification. 

Tour de France fines from stage four

Thomas Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Luke Rowe (Ineos Grenadiers) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Nils Eekhoff (Team DSM) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Maciej Bodnar (TotalEnergies) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

All of the above riders docked 25 points in the UCI rankings. 

Matt Winston (directeur sportif, Team DSM) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Reinardt Jensie van Rensburg (Lotto-Soudal) - irregular refuelling, 200CHF

Mario Aerts (Lotto-Soudal) - irregular refuelling, 200CHF

Torsten Schmidt (directeur sportif, Bora-Hansgrohe) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires, 200CHF

Samuel Dumoulin (directeur sportif, B&B Hotels) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires, 200CHF

Tour de France fines from stage five

Cyril Barthe (B&B Hotels p/b KTM) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Also docked 25 points in the UCI rankings. 

Frans Maassen (directeur sportif, Jumbo-Visma) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires, 500CHF

Hugo Hofstetter (Arkéa-Samsic) - urinating in public, 300CHF

Tour de France fines from stage six

Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) - Sheltering behind a vehicle, 200CHF, deducted 30", 10 points in the points classification, and one point in the mountains classification 

George Bennett (UAE Team Emirates) - Sheltering behind a vehicle, 200CHF, deducted 1", 10 points in the points classification, and one point in the mountains classification

Their directeur sportifs - Benoit Genauzeau (TotalEnergies) and Andrej Hauptman (UAE Team Emirates) were also fined 500CHF.

Jasper Stuyven (Trek-Segafredo) - urinating in public, 300CHF

Tour de France fines from stage seven

Andrej Hauptman (directeur sportif, UAE Team Emirates) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Patxi Vila (directeur sportif, Movistar) - littering in an inappropriate zone with help from the car, 500CHF

Felix Grosschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe) - irregular refuelling, 200CHF

His director Rolf Adag (Bora-Hansgrohe) was also fined 200CHF

Geert van Bondt (directeur sportif, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires, 300CHF

Geraint Thomas (Ineos Grenadiers) - urinating in public, 300CHF

Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) - urinating in public, 300CHF

Tour de France fines from stage eight

Andrej Hauptman (directeur sportif, UAE Team Emirates) - unidentified rider littering in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Also docked 25 points in the UCI rankings. 

Tour de France fines from stage nine

Filippo Ganna (Ineos Grenadiers) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Bob Jungels (AG2R Citroën) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Simon Geschke (Cofidis) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Hugo Houle (Israel-Premier Tech) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

All of the above riders docked 25 points in the UCI rankings. 

Steve Bauer (directeur sportif, Israel-Premier Tech) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires (bad positioning of staff during refuelling), 200CHF

Frans Maassen (directeur sportif, Jumbo-Visma) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires (bad positioning of staff during refuelling), 200CHF

Tour de France fines from stage 10

Simone Velasco (Astana) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Also docked 25 points in the UCI rankings. 

Joe Dombrowski (Astana Qazaqstan) - urinating in public, 300CHF

Andrey Zeits (Astana Qazaqstan) - urinating in public, 300CHF

Tour de France fines from stage 11

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Tour de France fines from stage 12

Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Rafał Majka (UAE Team Emirates) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF 

Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Marc Hirschi (UAE Team Emirates) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Primož Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Tiesj Benoot (Jumbo-Visma) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Steven Kruijswijk (Jumbo-Visma) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Christophe Laporte (Jumbo-Visma) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Nathan van Hooydonck (Jumbo-Visma) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) - not attending the team presentation or signing on, 500CHF

All of the above riders docked 25 points in the UCI rankings. The two lead directeurs sportif, Andrej Hauptman (UAE Team Emirates) and Frans Maassen (Jumbo-Visma) were also fined 500CHF

Alexey Lutsenko (Astana-Qazaqstan) - unauthorised refuelling in the final 5km, 200CHF, deducted 20"

His directeur sportif, Alexandr Shefer, was also fined 1000CHF

Enric Mas (Movistar) - urinating in public, 300CHF

Benoit Genauzeau (directeur sportif, TotalEnergies) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires, 500CHF

Tour de France fines from stage 13

Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Matteo Jorgenson (Movistar) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

Andrea Bagioli (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) - littering outside of the litter zone, 500CHF

All of the above also docked 25 points in the UCI rankings. 

Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) - drafting behind a car, 200CHF, deducted 1', 10 points in the points classification, and one point in the climber's classification

Christoph Roodhoft (directeur sportif, Alpecin-Fenix) - same infraction, 500CHF

Christoph Roodhoft (directeur sportif, Alpecin-Fenix) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires, 500CHF

Phillippe Mauduit (directeur sportif, Groupama-FDJ) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires (bad positioning of staff during refuelling), 200CHF

Albert Torres (Movistar) - unauthorised refuelling in the final 5km, 200CHF

His directeur sportif, José Vincente Garcia, was also fined 200CHF

Tour de France fines from stage 14

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Tour de France fines from stage 15

Tiesj Benoot (Jumbo-Visma) - unauthorised refuelling, 200CHF

Arthur van Dongen (directeur sportif, Jumbo-Visma) - same infraction, 200CHF

Tour de France fines from stage 16

Alain Deloeuil (directeur sportif, Cofidis) - unidentified rider throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Hilaire van der Schueren (directeur sportif, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) - unidentified rider throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Gorazd Štangelj (directeur sportif, Bahrain Victorious) - unidentified rider throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Dani Martínez (Ineos Grenadiers) - throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF, 25 UCI points

Tiesj Benoot (Jumbo-Visma) - urinating in public, 300CHF

Tour de France fines from stage 17

Sepp Kuss (Jumbo-Visma) - throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF, 25 UCI points

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) - urinating in public, 300CHF

Tour de France fines from stage 18

Nairo Quintana (Arkéa-Samsic) - pushing himself off a motorbike, 200CHF, four points in the points classification, four points in the climbing classification, 10" in the general classification

Steven de Neef (directeur sportif, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires, 500CHF

José Vicente Garcia (directeur sportif, Movistar) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires, 500CHF

Alain Deloeuil (directeur sportif, Cofidis) - not respecting the instructions of commissaires (bad positioning of staff during refuelling), 200CHF

Mikkel Bjerg (UAE Team Emirates) - incorrect behaviour (insults towards commissaires), 200CHF and 10 UCI points

Guillaume van Keirsbulck (Alpecin-Deceuninck) - incorrect behaviour (insults towards commissaires), 200CHF and 10 UCI points

Tour de France fines from stage 19

Frans Maasen (directeur sportif, Jumbo-Visma) - unidentified rider throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Hilaire van der Schueren (directeur sportif, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) - unidentified rider throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Christoph Roodhooft (directeur sportif, Alpecin-Deceuninck) - unidentified rider throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Gorazd Štangelj (directeur sportif, Bahrain Victorious) - unidentified rider throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Albert Torres (Movistar) - throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Benjamin Thomas (Cofidis) - throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Matis Louvel (Arkéa-Samsic) throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) - throwing his bidon away in an inappropriate zone, 500CHF

All of the above four also docked 25 points in the UCI rankings. 

Stefan Bissegger (EF Education-EasyPost) - urinating in public, 300CHF

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Adam Becket
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Adam is Cycling Weekly’s senior news and feature writer – his greatest love is road racing but as long as he is cycling on tarmac, he's happy. Before joining Cycling Weekly he spent two years writing for Procycling, where he interviewed riders and wrote about racing, speaking to people as varied as Demi Vollering to Philippe Gilbert. Before cycling took over his professional life, he covered ecclesiastical matters at the world’s largest Anglican newspaper and politics at Business Insider. Don't ask how that is related to cycling.