Several riders got hit with penalties on stage seven, with three being done for pacing. Iban Mayo's somewhat disappointing Vuelta continued when he got hit with 10 second penalty, the deduction of five points plus a fine of 50 CHF, a sentence also doled out to CSC's Fabian Cancellara. Serguei Yakovlev got slapped with a 30 second addition to his time, 15 points plus 150 CHF.
David George also got on the wrong side of the judges, receiving a 30 second penalty plus a 50 CHF fine for prolonged clasping of a water bottle. The man on the other end of the bidon, his Relax Gam manager, received a fine of 200 CHF.