'He just needs everything to align’: Nacer Bouhanni is the second sprint star close to making a comeback at the Tour de France

Bouhanni has come close to victory four times at this Tour, and may have his best-ever chance at finally winning a stage

Nacer Bouhanni
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Whilst Mark Cavendish has stolen the headlines on his Tour de France return, taking three stage wins so far, another sprinter has also made his way back to the Tour after a few years away.

Nacer Bouhanni last rode his home Grand Tour in 2017, achieving his best-ever stage finish with fourth on the Champs-Élysées.

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