|Full name Nacer Bouhanni|
Current team Team Cofidis
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Name Nacer Bouhanni
Date joined 2010
|Rider type Sprinter|
Disciplines Road bicycle racing
2010–2014 Francaise des Jeux
Weight 66 kg
|Born 25 July 1990 (age 32) Epinal, France (1990-07-25) |
Parents Anifa Bouhanni, Karim Bouhanni
Similar People Arnaud Demare, John Degenkolb, Andre Greipel, Alexander Kristoff, Bryan Coquard
Nacer bouhanni best of 2012 2014
Nacer Bouhanni (born 25 July 1990) is a French professional racing cyclist, who rides for UCI Professional Continental Team Cofidis. A sprinter, he was the winner of the 2012 French National Road Race Championships. Although his first Grand Tour was in 2012, his real breakthrough was in 2014 when he won three stages and the points classification in the Giro d'Italia. In August 2014 it was announced that Bouhanni would leave FDJ and join Cofidis on a two-year deal from 2015.
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After a good amateur career, which saw him winning the national cycling military championships, he signed a contact with FDJ. In January he got his first professional stage win in La Tropicale Amissa Bongo.
Bouhanni won his first stage of the season by winning stage 1 of the Étoile de Bessèges. Later that season he got his breakthrough win by winning the National Road Race Championships ahead of his teammate Arnaud Démare. He also rode his first Grand Tour at Vuelta a España, where his best finish was second on stage 10.
2013 season started well with a stage win in the Tour of Oman. Afterwards he rode Paris–Nice, where he got a stage win and the leader jersey, however he crashed out of the race the very next day. He rode the Giro d'Italia, where he finished second to Mark Cavendish on the first stage. He retired on stage 13. He also rode his first Tour de France in 2013, however he got sick and retired after a crash on stage 5.
The 2014 season was very successful for Bouhanni, with numerous wins including three victories in the Giro d'Italia as well as earning the points jersey in that race. In the 2014 Vuelta a España, Bouhanni won two mass sprints, Stages 2 and 8. The latter saw a battle occur in the crosswinds and Bouhanni managed to stay with the first group on the road to win the controversial sprint ahead of Michael Matthews and Peter Sagan. After withdrawing from the Vuelta, Bouhanni gave an interview where he was critical of the FDJ management. As a response, Marc Madiot sidelined him for the remainder of the season, at the end of which Bouhanni left the team for Cofidis.
He had to wait until April to get his first victory for his new team on the opening stage of the Circuit de la Sarthe in a bunch kick as the breakaway was caught inside the final kilometer. He also won the last stage of the event. A little later on that month, he won the Grand Prix de Denain for the second year in a row. He won his team's first UCI World Tour race of the season on stage 2 of the Critérium du Dauphiné in a bunch kick. He repeated his winning ways on Stage 4 after a hectic finale which saw a flurry of attacks. Bouhanni was forced to withdraw from the 2015 Tour de France after a crash at the 12 km (7.5 mi) mark of Stage 5.
Bouhanni won stage 1 of the Volta a Catalunya and took the leader's jersey.
Bouhanni had to withdraw from the French national championships due to a hand injury sustained in an altercation with fellow guests at a hotel the night before the race. The injury also caused him to withdraw from the 2016 Tour de France.
On 21 August 2016 Bouhanni won the EuroEyes Cyclassics in the sprint but he was later relegated for irregular sprinting.