Nacer Bouhanni: ‘I almost lost my sight in Tour de Yorkshire crash’

Frenchman admits he continued to race without perfect eye sight, but insists he wasn't a danger to other riders.

Nacer Bouhanni wins Tour de Yorkshire 2017 stage two

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Eight months on from a heavy fall on the third stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni has revealed how he almost lost his sight in the high-speed crash.

Bouhanni was knocked unconscious in the fall, at the time taking a few weeks off to recover from concussion, but has now revealed how the crash could have potentially had more serious long-term consequences.

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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.