All riders and staff who have been fined at the Tour de France 2022 after the eighth stage

The riders in the Tour de France peloton not only have to deal with the route, the weather and the occasional fan who gets too close to them, but they have to complete each stage within the rules.

On stage two, the rider with a dubious reputation to receive the race’s first fine was Groupama-FDJ’s Stefan Küng, who was filmed grabbing the helmet of fellow countryman Rubén Guerreiro (EF Education-EasyPost ).

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

Five different sporting directors were also fined after Sunday’s stage for the much more minor crime of having one of their riders throw rubbish outside the litter area. Thanks to the specific unidentifiable driver, the DS is fined rather than a solo athlete.

After stage three, Quinn Simmons was fined for “riding on paths, sidewalks and bike lanes”, a penalty he described as “not excessive” ahead of day four.

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

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

“I saw the helicopter video and if you watch Roubaix tomorrow I guarantee every rider in the peloton is doing something worse. I just had bad luck and got caught by the camera,” he said. “If they’re right, it’s going to be a really long beautiful sheet tomorrow.”

On Tuesday, four separate riders were fined for throwing bottles out of litter areas, and two athletic directors were fined for failing to obey marshals, among other offences.

Wednesday and Thursday were similar, with just a few penalties.

On Friday’s seventh stage, seven people were fined, but it was mostly for minor things – not in terms of money though, as the UCI demanded CHF 2,300.

Stage eight saw Fred Wright in the 172km breakaway, but all he got for his efforts was a CHF500 fine for littering.

How do Tour de France fines work?

Any violation found may be penalized by the race marshals who may impose fines on the respective riders and teams, or even in the most serious cases disqualify the riders.

Typically, fines are issued for drafting a vehicle, improper or dangerous driving such as in a sprint, unauthorized refueling in the last 20 kilometers or for throwing rubbish in an undesignated area.

Fines are not limited to runners, however. Entire teams can be punished, and the person most often fined is often a team’s athletic director for various infractions.

All fines are in Swiss Francs, as this is where the UCI is based, in Aigle. In a move that could also prove crucial at the end of the season, riders and teams are often awarded UCI points for their offenses as well; it could affect a team’s placement in the WorldTour points table, in a year where relegation is a live possibility.

Tour de France fines from the first stage

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Tour de France fines from the second stage

Matt Winston (Sporting Director, Team DSM) – unidentified runner dumping in inappropriate area, 500CHF

Frans Maassen (Sporting Director, Jumbo-Visma) – unidentified runner dumping in inappropriate area, 500CHF

Wilfried Peeters (Sporting Director, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) – unidentified rider dumping in inappropriate area, 500CHF

Hilaire van der Schueren (Sporting Director, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert) – unidentified runner dumping in inappropriate area, 500CHF

Charly Wegelius (athletic director, EF Education-EasyPost) – unidentified runner dumping in inappropriate area, 500CHF

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

Tour de France fines from the third stage

Marc Soler (UAE Team Emirates) – littering outside the littering area, 500CHF

Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) – littering outside the littering area, 500CHF

Lennard Kämna (Bora-Hansgrohe) – littering outside the littering area, 500CHF

Mikkel Honoré (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) – trash outside the trash area, 500CHF

Silvan Dillier (Alpecin-Deceuninck) – rubbish outside rubbish area, 500CHF

All of the above riders have amassed 25 UCI ranking points.

Mario Aerts (Sporting Director, Lotto Soudal) – unidentified runner dumping in inappropriate area, 500CHF

Quinn Simmons (Trek-Segafredo) – driving on paths, sidewalks and cycle paths, fine of 500CHF, moored 25 points in the UCI classification, deducted 20″, 40 points in the points classification and a penalty point in the mountain classification.

Tour de France fines from the fourth stage

Thomas Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) – rubbish outside the rubbish area, 500CHF

Luke Rowe (Ineos Grenadiers) – rubbish outside the rubbish area, 500CHF

Nils Eekhoff (Team DSM) – trash outside the trash area, 500CHF

Maciej Bodnar (TotalEnergies) – litter outside the litter zone, 500CHF

All of the above riders have amassed 25 UCI ranking points.

Matt Winston (Sporting Director, Team DSM) – unidentified runner dumping in inappropriate area, 500CHF

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

Mario Aerts (Lotto-Soudal) – irregular supply, 200CHF

Torsten Schmidt (sporting director, Bora-Hansgrohe) – non-compliance with marshals’ instructions, 200CHF

Samuel Dumoulin (sports director, B&B Hotels) – non-compliance with marshals’ instructions, 200CHF

Tour de France fines from the fifth stage

Cyril Barthe (B&B Hotels p/b KTM) – litter outside the litter area, 500CHF

Also amassed 25 UCI ranking points.

Frans Maassen (sports director, Jumbo-Visma) – non-compliance with marshals’ instructions, 500CHF

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

Tour de France fines from the sixth stage

Mathieu Burgaudeau (TotalEnergies) – Shelter behind a vehicle, 200CHF, deducted 30″, 10 points in the points classification, and one point in the mountain classification

George Bennett (UAE Team Emirates) – Shelter behind a vehicle, 200CHF, deducts 1″, 10 points in the points classification, and one point in the mountain classification

Their sports directors – 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 the seventh stage

Andrej Hauptman (Sporting Director, UAE Team Emirates) – unidentified runner dumping in inappropriate area, 500CHF

Patxi Vila (sports director, Movistar) – rubbish in an inappropriate area with the help of the car, 500CHF

Felix Grosschartner (Bora-Hansgrohe) – irregular refueling, 200CHF

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

Geert van Bondt (sports director, Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) – non-compliance with marshals’ instructions, 300CHF

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

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

Tour de France fines from the eighth stage

Andrej Hauptman (Sporting Director, UAE Team Emirates) – unidentified runner dumping in inappropriate area, 500CHF

Fred Wright (Bahrain Victorious) – trash outside the trash area, 500CHF

Also amassed 25 UCI ranking points.