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Bouhanni dominant in opening sprint at Vuelta a España

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Stage winner Nacer Bouhanni

Stage winner Nacer Bouhanni
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Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) salutes victory in San Fernando

Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) salutes victory in San Fernando
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)
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Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) gets a perfect lead out from his teammates to win stage 2

Nacer Bouhanni (FDJ.fr) gets a perfect lead out from his teammates to win stage 2
(Image credit: Bettini Photo)

There was a sense that Nacer Bouhanni’s hat-trick of victories at the Giro d’Italia in May marked his leap in status in the sprinting hierarchy and he confirmed that impression with a dominant win on stage 2 of the Vuelta a España in San Fernando.