Tevez was stopped by police after scoring in the Champions League semi-final victory over Real Madrid.
He was clocked at 120km/h through the Mont Blanc tunnel - where the speed limit is 70km/h.
"It was 3am, I was on the motorway and suddenly the limit was reduced to 70km/h," Tevez told Striscia La Notizia.
"I was still thinking about the game with Real Madrid and didn't see the signs. I wasn't going that fast, about 120km/h."