Bouhanni takes first win of 2016 in Ruta del Sol

Prolifically successful French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) may have had to wait until his fourth race of the season, the Vuelta a Andalucia-Ruta Ciclista del Sol to step up onto a winner’s podium once more, but when he did so on Wednesday’s stage two, Bouhanni certainly had a lot to celebrate - in the shape of the stage win, the leader’s jersey and the points classification lead, all taken in one fell swoop.

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Alasdair Fotheringham

Alasdair Fotheringham has been reporting on cycling since 1991. He has covered every Tour de France since 1992 bar one, as well as numerous other bike races of all shapes and sizes, ranging from the Olympic Games in 2008 to the now sadly defunct Subida a Urkiola hill climb in Spain. As well as working for Cyclingnews, he has also written for The IndependentThe GuardianProCycling, The Express and Reuters.