Basso fined for not autographing

Ivan Basso of Discovery Channel was fined for not signing his name at the start of stage two of the...

Ivan Basso of Discovery Channel was fined for not signing his name at the start of stage two of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon. The rider from Varese, Italy, missed the official sign-in and was forced to pay 100 Swiss Francs out of his own pocket. He was not alone; another five Discovery Channel riders also missed the sign-in.

"We arrived late," he quipped to La Gazzetta dello Sport of the incident. "In front of the podium there was confusion and the race was already starting, so we had to start immediately."

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