Nacer Bouhanni

Stephens, Matthews concerned at Bouhanni sprint; race judges were split on decision

Orica GreenEdge directeur sportif Neil Stephens has confirmed that the team had issues with the manoeuvre by Nacer Bouhanni inside the final 50 metres of Saturday’s stage of the race, a sideways swerve which forced Michael Matthews to back off on his sprint and may have cost him the win. Matthews was the only rider […]


Bouhanni takes his second Vuelta stage with verve and a swerve

Taking a somewhat meandering route to the line, Nacer Bouhanni nonetheless emerged as the winner of stage eight of the Vuelta a España on Saturday in Albacete. The FDJ sprinter jumped early, catching out Peter Sagan (Cannondale) and green jersey wearer John Degenkolb (Giant Shimano), and opening a gap of two lengths on stage three […]


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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Degenkolb wins second consecutive Vuelta stage, Matthews retains overall lead; Ilya Davidenok wins stage 4 of the Tour de l’Avenir, Miguel Lopez moves into the overall lead; Elisa Longo Borghini wins Trophee d’Or Feminin; Back-to-back stage wins for Mark Cavendish at Tour du Poitou-Charentes; Degenkolb […]


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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Bouhanni wins stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana, Valverde takes overall lead; Tejay van Garderen seals back-to-back victories at the USA Pro Challenge, Alex Howes wins final stage; Chantal Blaak wins Open de Suede Vargada, adding to TTT victory; Victory for Alexander Kristoff at […]


Bouhanni darts in for first Vuelta a España stage win of his career

Replicating the Grand Tour stage-winning form and confidence he showed when taking three victories in the Giro d’Italia, Nacer Bouhanni blasted home into San Fernando to win the first Vuelta a España stage of his career. The 24 year old rider was led out perfectly by his team and opened a gap on the […]


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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Sprint victory for Nacer Bouhanni in Eneco Tour stage 4; Matteo Pelucchi wins stage 2 of the Vuelta a Burgos; Audrey Cordon claims stage 5 victory in the Route de France; Gianni Meersman extends Tour de l’Ain lead with stage 2 victory; Lars Petter Nordhaug […]


Transfers: Boom, Leon Sanchez to Astana, Bouhanni to Cofidis

With the August 1 deadline for announcing signings for 2015 now having been reached, teams have began to announce the new acquisitions they will have from next season. Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali has received reinforcements which he hopes will boost his chances of defending his title in 2015 and, possibly, in taking the […]


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In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: National Cyclocross Series wrap-up, rounds 1 and 2; Sergio Henao out for the season with fractured knee; Nacer Bouhanni left out of Tour de France line-up, likely to leave; Omega Pharma-QuickStep announces Tour de France team; Preview of the Giro Rosa; How to position […]


Bouhanni returns to notch third victory of Giro, Evans holds Maglia Rosa

Although he got into difficulties on the final descent and was distanced for a time from the main bunch, French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni battled back to regain his place in the peloton and then to thunder home for what is his third stage win in this year’s Giro d’Italia. The rider played things perfectly […]


Giro d’Italia: Bouhanni quickest into Foligno, Matthews keeps race lead

After notching up victory on Tuesday in Bari, Nacer Bouhanni reached the top step of the podium again on stage seven of the Giro d’Italia on Friday, leading the peloton home into Foligno. The French FDJ rider won a massive bunch sprint to the line, beating Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Factory Racing) and Luka Mezgec (Team […]