Nacer Bouhanni's 'sticky bottle' punishment was a lot less severe than Vincenzo Nibali's

Sprinter Nacer Bouhanni fined 100 CHF after a sticky bottle infringement on stage three of the Vuelta a España, where he held on for 12 seconds after a crash

Cofidis sprinter Nacer Bouhanni was fined 100 Swiss Francs for a sticky bottle incident on stage three of the Vuelta a España, just a day after Vincenzo Nibali was thrown out of the race for holding on to his team car.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.