Nacer Bouhanni Is For Real Winning Tour of Spain Stage 8

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ALBACETE, Spain, Aug 30, 2014 (AFP) - France's Nacer Bouhanni won his second stage of the Vuelta a Espana in controversial circumstances as he edged out Australia's Michael Matthews at the finish line of Saturday's 207km eighth stage from Baeza to Albacete. Bouhanni appeared to cut across Matthews as he surged for the line in a time of 4hr 29 mins with Slovakian Peter Sagan in third. … [Read more...]

Nacer Bouhanni Sprints To Victory At Tour of Spain

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MADRID, Aug 24, 2014 (AFP) - France's Nacer Bouhanni sprinted to victory in the 174.4km second stage of the Tour of Spain from Algeciras to San Fernando on Sunday. Bouhanni, riding for FDJ, finished in a time of 4hr 01min 32sec, just ahead of German John Degenkolb and Italy's Roberto Ferrari. Movistar's Alejandro Valverde moved into the overall lead with team-mate and race … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 7 Goes To Plan

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FOLIGNO, Italy, May 16, 2014 (AFP) - French sprint ace Nacer Bouhanni claimed his second victory of the Giro d'Italia on Friday as Australian Michael Matthews held on to the race leader's pink jersey. Bouhanni handed the French their first win in Italy's biggest race in three years after overcoming a late puncture during Tuesday's rain-hit fourth stage to triumph at the finish line. … [Read more...]

Giro d’Italia Stage 4 Is Just All Wet

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BARI, Italy, May 13, 2014 (AFP) - Sprint specialist Nacer Bouhanni ended a three-year drought for French cyclists in the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday as he won the 112-kilometre fourth stage from Giovinazzo to Bari. The FDJ.fr rider recorded his first ever stage win in a major Tour and becomes the first Frenchman since John Gadret in 2011 to prevail on the Giro. Bouhanni, 23, joined the … [Read more...]

Moreno Hofland Wins Paris-Nice Stage 2, Bouhanni Lead

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SAINT-GEORGES-SUR-BAULCHE, France, March 10, 2014 (AFP) - Dutch rider Moreno Hofland won a sprint finish for the 205km second stage of the Paris-Nice cycling race to Saint-Georges-sur-Baulche in Burgundy on Monday. The 22-year-old crossed ahead of Germany's John Degenkolb, already second on Sunday, and France's Nacer Bouhanni, winner of the first stage. Bouhanni leads the overall … [Read more...]

Bloodied Nacer Bouhanni Wins Opening Stage In Paris-Nice

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MANTES-LA-JOLIE, France, March 09, 2014 (AFP) - Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni picked himself up off the tarmac following a crash during the opening stage of the Paris-Nice race around the Parisian suburbs on Sunday to take victory and the leader's yellow jersey. The 23-year-old, whose left knee was covered in blood as he crossed the line, triumphed in a bunch sprint at Mantes-la-Jolie … [Read more...]

Back-to-Back Wins For Nacer Bouhanni At Tour of China

Flying Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.Fr) has made it two from two, winning the third stage of the 2013 Tour of Beijing. Bouhanni prevailed in a sprint finish on a day where it was expected that a mountain man would take the spoils with seven climbs on the challenging 176km parcours. Australian Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEDGE) was second, just shading Russian Aleksei Tsatevich (Katusha) … [Read more...]

Nacer Bouhanni Sprints To A Stage 2 Win At Tour of Beijing

Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ) has blasted to victory on stage two of the 2013 Tour of Beijing. The flying Frenchman was too fast for Roberto Ferrari (Lampre-Merida) and Mitch Docker (Orica GreenEdge) in the sprint in Yanqing. The win on Saturday gives the 23-year-old both his 10th victory of the season and the overall lead in the final UCI WorldTour event of the year. Stage one winner Thor Hushovd … [Read more...]

Janez Brajkovic Joins Tour de France Casualty List

MONTPELLIER, France, July 04, 2013 - Slovenian champion Janez Brajkovic was forced out of the Tour de France after suffering several injuries during a crash on a hectic sixth stage on Thursday. Brajkovic hit the ground hard, alongside several riders from Cofidis around 11 km from the finish line of the 176.5 km ride from Aix-en-Provence as the peloton raced towards an eventual sprint … [Read more...]

Kittel Wins Paris-Nice Stage 2 As French Champion Bouhanni Crashes Out

Cerilly, France, March 5, 2013 (AFP) - Germany's Marcel Kittel won the second stage of the Paris-Nice race, a 200.5km ride from Vimory to Cerilly, on Tuesday. However, the overall lead is held by Italian Elia Viviani, who benefited from overnight leader French champion Nacer Bouhanni crashing out of the race when he came to grief 58km from the finish and suffered a mouth injury. … [Read more...]