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December 23, 2003

UCI Year in Review - Fines for Cipollini, Petacchi

Yahoo! Sport | Cipollini and Petacchi handed festive fines

The two sprinters were fined for separate incidents. Cipollini's fine of 3,000 Swiss francs was for an incident in April at Ghent-Wevelgem, when he threw water bottles at a race motorcycle.

Petacchi was fined 200 Swiss francs for his part in a dustup at the line of Stage 9 of the Giro. Petacchi and Latvia's Andris Naudusz got into a shoving match while trying to get on Cipollini's wheel for a lead-out to the finish line. Naudusz, who was disqualified from the stage, has now also been fined 3,000 Swiss francs for the altercation.

Posted by Frank Steele on December 23, 2003 in Tour news | Permalink

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