Boonen and Kristoff fined at Paris-Nice in stage 4 at Paris-Nice
Tom Boonen (Etixx-QuickStep) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha) were among 25 riders that were levied with a 100 CHF fine for failing to sign on ahead of stage 4 of Paris-Nice on Thursday. Riders must sign on ahead of every stage or risk some punishment.
It’s not the first time that a large group of riders have been stuck with a fine for not signing on. At the 2014 Tour de France, all off the Cannondale riders were handed a fine when they failed to sign on before a stage as the area around the stage was muddy and the riders didn’t want to clog up their cleats with mud.
It is unclear what the reason for such a large number not signing on, if it was a form of protest against the riding conditions in the previous day’s stage or if it was down to the freezing temperatures and riders wanting to stay in the buses as long as possible.
Nathan Haas out of Paris-Nice after overcooking corner in stage 4
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