Cofidis pull Nacer Bouhanni out of Volta a Catalunya due to ongoing illness

Illness means Bouhanni suffered "weakened sprint" on opening stage

Nacer Bouhanni in action at the Dubai Tour

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Cofidis have pulled Nacer Bouhanni out of the Volta a Catalunya after the opening stage with the team saying that he is continuing to suffer from the after-effects of bronchitis that he contracted in early March.

Bouhanni finished in seventh place in the opening stage to Calella, which was won by young Quick-Step Floors sprinter Alvaro Hodeg, but did not start Wednesday's 175km stage two between Mataró and Valls.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.