Bouhanni Left Out Of Cofidis Team For Tour De France For Second Successive Year

Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) on stage 1 of the 2019 Tour of Oman

Nacer Bouhanni has been left out of the Cofidis team for the Tour de France for the second year in succession. The Frenchman has failed to win a race thus far in 2019 and abandoned the recent Critérium du Dauphiné on stage 2. Cofidis have competed at every Tour de France since their inception in 1997, but they have not won a stage of the Tour since Sylvain Chavanel’s victory in Montlucon in 2008. The Professional Continental squad’s eight-man roster here is dedicated entirely to bringing an end to that drought. Bouhanni raced the Heistse Pijl and Elfstedenronde in Belgium last weekend and placed 23rd in Sunday’s French national championships road race, but he did not do enough to convince Cofidis manager Cedric Vasseur to bring him to the Tour de France. He took to social media to talk about his exclusion from the Cofidis Tour de France team, writing: ...

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