Two For Two For Bouhanni At Tour of Catalonia

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Olot, Spain, March 22, 2016 (AFP) - In-form French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni claimed his second straight stage win in the Tour of Catalonia on Tuesday after his Cofidis team set him up perfectly in a bunch sprint. Bouhanni was released by his lead-out train 250 meters from home and crossed the line a bike length clear of Belgian duo Gianni Meersman and Philippe Gilbert, who wore black armbands … [Read more...]

Matthew Keeps Lead, As Bouhanni Wins Paris-Nice Stage 4

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Romans-sur-Isère, France, March 10, 2016 (AFP) - France's Nacer Bouhanni sprinted to victory in the fourth stage of the Paris-Nice on Thursday, as Australia's Michael Matthews held the overall race lead. Bouhanni, who was demoted from first to third on Tuesday, made no mistake to cross ahead of Belgian Edward Theuns, Germany's Andre Greipel and Alexander Kristoff of Norway. It was the … [Read more...]

Matthews Wins Paris-Nice Stage2, As Bouhanni Is Disqualified

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Commentry, France, March 8, 2016 (AFP) - Race leader Michael Matthews took his second stage victory at this year's Paris-Nice after Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni was disqualified from Tuesday's sprint finish. Australian Matthews was blocked in by Bouhanni, who swerved wildly towards the Orica GreenEdge rider just 20 yards from the line. The 25-year-old Matthews, the race leader who also won … [Read more...]

Bouhanni In Red Jersey With Andalucia Second Stage Win

Madrid, Feb 18, 2016 (AFP) - French rider Nacer Bouhanni of Cofidis pulled on the leader's red jersey after winning a sprint finish for the second stage of the Tour of Andalucia at Cordoba on Thursday. Bouhanni crossed the finish line following the 186.3km stage ahead of Italy's Fabio Felline (Trek) and Britain's Ben Swift (Sky) for his first win of the year. The 25-year-old stayed in … [Read more...]

Sagan Wins Vuelta A Espana Stage 3, Chaves Keeps Lead

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Málaga, Spain, Aug 24, 2015 (AFP) - Slovakian Peter Sagan claimed his first Grand Tour stage victory in two years on the third stage of the Spain's Vuelta on Monday. The 25-year-old Saxo-Tinkoff rider edged out France's Nacer Bouhanni and German John Degenkolb in a sprint to the line at the end of the 158.4km ride from Mijas to Malaga in time of 4hr 06min 46sec. Colombia's Esteban … [Read more...]

Nacer Bouhanni Confirms That He Will Start Tour de France

Utrecht, Netherlands, July 3, 2015 (AFP) - French sprint ace Nacer Bouhanni confirmed on Friday he would be starting the Tour de France in Utrecht on Saturday. A week ago, the 24-year-old crashed in the sprint finish at the French Championships and later that day took to Twitter to claim he was almost certainly out of the Tour. The Cofidis rider believed he'd broken a rib but in … [Read more...]

Sprinter Nacer Bouhanni Leads Cofidis charge At Tour de France

Paris, June 26, 2015 (AFP) - Cofidis have built their Tour de France ambitions almost entirely around the great French sprint hope Nacer Bouhanni. Bouhanni won two stages of the Vuelta a Espana and three on the Giro d'Italia last year and now Cofidis have recruited the 24-year-old and are banking on his irresistible rise. His lead-out man is Geoffrey Soupe and much of the team will … [Read more...]

Bouhanni Powers To Second Stage Win At Dauphine

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Villars-les-Dombes, France, June 8, 2015 (AFP) - Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni, riding for Cofidis, turned in an explosive burst of power as he sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Criterium du Dauphine on Monday following a 173km ride from Le Bourget-du-Lac to Villars-les-Dombes. British 25-year-old Peter Kennaugh, who won the opening stage, retains the leader's jersey after … [Read more...]