Consistent Bouhanni takes another sprint podium at Tour de France

Nacer Bouhanni (right) sprinting to the line in Châteauroux against Mark Cavendish and Jasper Philipsen
Nacer Bouhanni (right) sprinting to the line in Châteauroux against Mark Cavendish and Jasper Philipsen (Image credit: Bettini Photo)

While Mark Cavendish is grabbing the headlines with his renaissance at the Tour de France, taking two stage wins so far after a five-year drought, Arkéa-Samsic sprinter Nacer Bouhanni is proving himself among the most consistent sprinters on his own return to his home Grand Tour.

The 30-year-old is at the Tour for the first time since 2017 and is enjoying his best run of results at the race. Having not cracked the top three in a sprint in three previous participations, Bouhanni's third place on stage 6 in Châteauroux was his third top-three placing in the past four days.

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Dani Ostanek
Senior News Writer

Dani Ostanek is Senior News Writer at Cyclingnews, having joined in 2017 as a freelance contributor and later being hired full-time. Prior to joining the team, they had written for numerous major publications in the cycling world, including CyclingWeekly and Rouleur.


Dani has reported from the world's top races, including the Tour de France, World Championships, and the spring Classics. They have interviewed many of the sport's biggest stars, including Mathieu van der Poel, Remco Evenepoel, Demi Vollering, and Anna van der Breggen.


As well as original reporting, news and feature writing, and production work, Dani also oversees How to Watch guides and works on The Leadout newsletter throughout the season. Their favourite races are Strade Bianche and Paris-Roubaix and their favourite published article is from the 2024 edition of the latter: 'Unless I'm in an ambulance, I'm finishing this race' – Cyrus Monk, the last man home at Paris-Roubaix