Rui Costa and Carlos Barredo got into it at the finish line of today's 6th stage of the Tour. The spark? A little Road Rash-style elbow to the gut during the race.

According to Barredo, Costa elbowed him in the stomach as he passed with about 20 km left in the stage, nearly throwing him off his bike. After the two crossed the finish line, Barredo removed the front wheel of his bicycle and charged Costa. The two exchanged blows before being pulled apart.

The two were fined 400 Swiss francs each. Why? I don't know. Neither is Swiss. The race isn't in Switzerland.

Carlos Barredo, Rui Costa trade punches [VeloNews]