07 March 2023

Tirreno-Adriatico (Stage 2) - Nacer Bouhanni finishes 10th

In his first UCI WorldTour sprint in nearly a year, Nacer Bouhanni finished 10th in the second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico, which was finished in Follonica.

Photo Fred Machabert

On the line
32 years old – French – 10th of the second stage

“It’s been almost a year since I’ve sprinted in the UCI Worldtour. It’s great to be at this level. I’m not going to be happy with a tenth place, but after such a long absence, it’s crucial to find the right balance with my teammates. Today, we got a bit lost in the final. There are obviously points to improve but there are positives. There will be other opportunities between now and the end of the week.”

Mickaël Leveau

“This second stage of Tirreno-Adriatico was the return of Nacer on a UCI WorldTour race. We need to find our marks, the automatisms with his teammates, but we saw some encouraging things today. Tenth is a small thing, but it means he’s on the right track for the next few days.”