Janez Brajkovic crashes, Tour de France 2012, stage three

The dangers of the opening week of the Tour de France were evident once again this afternoon, as a number of big-name riders came down in a high-speed crash 2.7km from the finish in Rouen.

CW takes a look at the condition of those who fell today, have been sick and fell in previous stages.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.