Bouhanni suffers concussion after Tour de Yorkshire crash

Frenchman has headaches but avoids broken bones

Nacer Bouhanni has concussion after a heavy crash at the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday. According to his Cofidis team, Bouhanni has returned home and will undergo another examination after 48 hours, if no new symptoms arise beforehand.

The Frenchman, who had won the previous day's stage, was knocked unconscious during a heavy crash on stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire and there were worrying images showing him prone on the tarmac. Cofidis allayed concerns on Sunday evening, saying that he had regained conscious in the ambulance and described his condition as reassuring.

In another update on their Facebook page, Cofidis confirmed that Bouhanni had avoided any broken bones but had received concussion as a result of the incident and was suffering with headaches.

Serge Pauwels (Dimension Data) took victory on stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire ahead of his teammate Omar Fraile, following an attack in the final 20 kilometres. The Belgian would take the overall classification, six seconds ahead of Fraile. Bouhanni won stage 2, beating Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) after taking up a long sprint into Harrogate.

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