Nacer Bouhanni frustrated by shifting failure in Paris-Nice sprint

Nacer Bouhanni frustrated by shifting failure in Paris-Nice sprint



Nacer Bouhanni produced arguably his best sprint of the season to finish second behind Sam Bennett on Paris-Nice‘s fifth stage into Bollène, but admitted he was disappointed at not being able to reach his top speed because his rear mech wouldn’t shift from the 12 sprocket to the 11 as he made his final surge to the line.

“I was set up perfectly by my teammates Clément Russo and Dan McLay. But I had a small mechanical issue, a bit of a problem with the battery. I was in the 54×12 but couldn’t get into the 11 sprocket. I was giving everything I had just to stay in Sam Bennett’s wheel and just tried to do all I could to hang on to it,” Bouhanni explained at the finish line, where he was well beaten by his Deceuninck-QuickStep rival.



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