01 July 2021

Nacer Bouhanni 3rd in Châteauroux

3 podiums out of 3 sprints for Nacer Bouhanni in this Tour de France who is aiming for a stage win. He is also third in the provisional green jersey classification.

Nacer Bouhanni

ON THE LINE WITH...

“I am still a bit short, it’s a pity, because I am coming back well in the final. I had another crash on the left side of the road near the finish. I managed to get around to the right to pass. After that, my team-mates and I made a good effort to get back into the match. Clément Russo did a good job of reeling in Dan McLay, my pilot fish, who put me back in the “balls” before the sprint, but it was still very nervous today. Once I saw that we were far away, I told my team-mates that we had to get back into the race, especially when I saw the riders of Alpecin-Fenix with Deceuninck-Quick Step on the left side. At that moment, I asked Dan to put me back in the game to go for the victory, but it is a pity that this crash cost us this important effort with two kilometres to go, because before that we were really in the game. I would like to thank my team-mates once again. There are still some nice sprints to come next week”.

Yvon Caer, Directeur-sportif

THE DEBRIEF’

I am still a bit short, it’s a pity, because I am coming back well in the final. I had another crash on the left side of the road near the finish. I managed to get around to the right to pass. After that, my team-mates and I made a good effort to get back into the match. Clément Russo did a good job of reeling in Dan McLay, my pilot fish, who put me back in the “balls” before the sprint, but it was still very nervous today. Once I saw that we were far away, I told my team-mates that we had to get back into the race, especially when I saw the riders of Alpecin-Fenix with Deceuninck-Quick Step on the left side. At that moment, I asked Dan to put me back in the game to go for the victory, but it is a pity that this crash cost us this important effort with two kilometres to go, because before that we were really in the game. I would like to thank my team-mates once again. There are still some nice sprints to come next week”.

Riders

Warren Barguil
Nairo Quintana
Nacer Bouhanni
Elie Gesbert
Clément Russo
Anthony Delaplace
Connor Swift
Daniel McLay