Bouhanni determined to keep Giro d'italia red jersey

Nacer Bouhanni ( goes into today’s 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia with his sights set on securing a third stage victory and cementing his push to become the first Frenchman to win the race’s points title since Laurent Jalabert in 1999. Although critics and even his directeur sportif say that the 23-year-old sprinter is likely to struggle to get through the mountains in the Giro’s final week, Bouhanni says he draws motivation from these comments and insists he will be wearing the red points jersey in Trieste on 1 June.

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Peter Cossins has written about professional cycling since 1993 and is a contributing editor to Procycling. He is the author of The Monuments: The Grit and the Glory of Cycling's Greatest One-Day Races (Bloomsbury, March 2014) and has translated Christophe Bassons' autobiography, A Clean Break (Bloomsbury, July 2014).