Reuters - Fri, 09 Jul 19:01:00 2010
Spain's Carlos Barredo and Portugal's Rui Alberto Costa were fined for a punch-up at the end of stage six at the Tour de France.
Barredo, who races for Quick Step, and Caisse d'Epargne rider Costa came to blows after the finish line over a race incident.
Barredo ran towards Costa brandishing his front wheel and attacked him. After a flurry of punches were exchanged the two were separated by officials.
They were both handed fines of 400 Swiss Francs (£250) for 'insults, threats and incorrect behaviour'.
"I was told by a race steward that one of my riders had been involved in a fight but I don't know the circumstances," Caisse d'Epargne team director Yvon Ledanois told Reuters.
"I suppose they were involved in a race incident and that with the sun, spirits heated up. I want to talk it over calmly with Rui in the hotel," he added.