Sunday March 9th, 2014

Stage 1Mantes-la-Jolie / Mantes-la-Jolie

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Bouhanni - Paris-Nice and me is a long story!

interview09.03.2014Stage 1- Mantes-la-Jolie / Mantes-la-Jolie

Despite crashing and hurting his knee, Nacer Bouhanni won the 1st stage in Mantes-la-Jolie and avenged his tragic withdrawal a year ago with the yellow jersey on his back.

"It reminded me of the French championship two seasons ago when I crashed and still won it. I told myself I would win today in spite of the crash and I made it. It's unbelievable. My team-mates did a great job, they lifted my morale and told me I was going to win. In the following hour it hurt a lot, it ached in the knee and I went to see the doctor two or three times. They gave me a tablet. In the finale I didn't think about the pain anymore, I only thought about the sprint. Last year I won the first stage and crashed the next day. This time I crashed and won. Paris-Nice and me is already a long story!"

Stage 1 Mantes-la-Jolie / Mantes-la-Jolie

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