Rival sprinter requires surgery after clashing with Nacer Bouhanni in bunch sprint

Anthony Maldonado suffers nasty crash on stage two of the Tour de l'Ain

Nacer Bouhanni wins stage one of the Critèrium du Dauphiné

(Image credit: Yuzuru Sunada)

Nacer Bouhanni has found himself in the midst of another controversy after clashing with rival sprinter Anthony Maldonado on stage two of the Tour de l'Ain.

Photos of the incident posted on Twitter appeared to show Bouhanni, who won the stage,  with his elbow pointed out as Maldonado crashed into the barriers on his right-hand side.

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