Nacer Bouhanni becomes the latest sprinter to abandon 2021 Tour de France

The Arkéa-Samsic rider had recorded three podium finishes in the opening week

Nacer Bouhanni
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Nacer Bouhanni has abandoned the 2021 Tour de France on stage 15, the latest sprinter to do so.

The Frenchman was part of a large group of riders who crashed hard with 60km still to go on Friday's stage 13, and although he completed yesterday's route he was visibly in discomfort during the opening hours of racing on stage 15.

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Chris Marshall-Bell

A freelance sports journalist and podcaster, you'll mostly find Chris's byline attached to news scoops, profile interviews and feature writing across a variety of different publications. He has been writing regularly for Cycling Weekly since 2013.

Previously a ski, hiking and cycling guide in a number of places, but mostly in the Canadian Rockies and Spanish Pyrenees, he almost certainly holds the record for the most number of interviews conducted from snowy mountains.

He lives in Valencia, Spain.