On-board cameras capture the sprints and crashes of Vuelta a España stage three

Watch as Peter Sagan sprints to victory and Nacer Bouhanni crashes on stage three of the Vuelta a España

Nacer Bouhanni looked a bit fragile as he rode on after a crash on stage three of the Vuelta a España on Monday, and it's no wonder when you see how hard he went down.

This on-bike footage, courtesy of Velon, shows the best bits of the stage to Malaga, including that crash and the big sprint from Peter Sagan to finish it off.

Bouhanni and Tinkoff-Saxo's Daniele Bennati went down on a pretty innocuous stretch of road, but both hit the ground hard and then were hit from behind by riders who weren't able to change path quick enough.

A little earlier in the video, just before the 30 second mark, we see an Ag2r-La Mondiale rider looking as if he wants to have a little chat with Sagan, but appeared a bit too timid to go through with it.

Sagan obviously had bigger things on his mind, such as a stage win, which he duly delivered. At the end of the video we see the Slovak open up his sprint in the final metres and fly off into the distance.

The win ended Sagan's long run without a Grand Tour stage victory, dating back to July 2013.

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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.