These sprint finishes in cycling are a cross between NASCAR and roller derby. The excellent video below shows the crashes in their full slow-motion glory. Full story.
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German Marcel Kittel of the Skil-Shimano team (R) sprints as he crosses the finish line of the seventh stage of the Vuelta tour of Spain cycling race in Talavera de la Reina on August 26, 2011. Marcel Kittel won the seventh stage of the Tour of Spain in a finish marred by a huge crash that took out several top riders after a 183km ride from from Almaden to Talavera de la Reina.