Nacer Bouhanni ruled out of Milan-San Remo due to bronchitis

Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis)

Nacer Bouhanni ( Cofidis ) has pulled out of this weekend’s Milan-San Remo after struggling to recover from a bout of bronchitis. Cofidis have not yet named their team for La Primavera but it is likely that Christophe Laporte, who has three victories already this season, will replace Bouhanni as the team’s leader. The cold and wet weather that battered the Paris-Nice peloton resulted in numerous riders abandoning due to illness, with Bouhanni among the more than 70 riders to quit the race before the finish in Nice. Bouhanni fell ill towards the end of the race and did not start stage 6. "Insufficiently recovered from acute bronchitis contracted on the roads of Paris-Nice, @BouhanniNacer unfortunately is declared out for Milan San Remo," Cofidis wrote on Twitter. Cofidis has made a number of changes within the team this season in order to revive their flagging fortunes. Last year, they fired ...

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