French cyclist Julien Bernard fined for kissing wife, son during Tour de France

July 6, 2024

A sweet moment between French cyclist Julien Bernard and his family during the Tour de France on Friday was deemed “inappropriate behavior” by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), resulting in a fine for the Frenchman.

Videos on social media show him slowly riding through a crowded street as fans cheered enthusiastically for him. In the middle of all the mayhem, Bernard’s wife emerged holding their son. He stopped to kiss his wife and son, and carried on.

But the UCI later released a statement announcing that Bernard had been fined $223 dollars for “unseemly or inappropriate behavior during the race and damage to the image of sport.” Fox News