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11 May 2018 09:11

RedheadDane wrote:He actually managed to win! :surprised:


Around 22:30 in this video is the whole sprint of Dunkerque stage 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lc7Z40oX6E0

Bouhanni was ideally positioned in second wheel after a big lead-out by Geoffroy Soupe (largest beard in the peloton). Then Bouhanni overtook one sprinter to take the stage victory. Not really impressive-looking, but shows that when properly positioned Bouhanni can win versus some mid-level sprinters. The beards may have something to do with it
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11 May 2018 13:55

My God, he won. How did that happen?
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11 May 2018 19:42

42x16ss wrote:
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staubsauger wrote:If he signs with Lavenu and agrees on riding the Giro d'Italia there's still a resurrection on card!

Bouhanni isn't a worse sprinter than Viviani after all!

...but the problem is the hype and thinking that you made it to the top. Viviani will be smarter and understand that in the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed wins. But you're no Marcel. Bouhanni didn't get that.

Viviani is both a better sprinter and a better human than Bouhanni. The sooner Bouhanni is brought back to earth and learns his place the better he will become.

Hopefully a few years in the wilderness will do Bouhanni some good and Cofidis will not automatically receive two GT wildcards every year at the expense of better teams.


I don't think Cofidis constantly getting double GT wildards is so much because of Bouhanni as it's because Cofidis (the company) is

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11 May 2018 23:53

...in the kingdom of the blind...now he will think that he's back in business and won't listen to anybody.

This win may be the worst thing that happened to him. He needs jail time, bread and water (for a cyclist it's good :D ) and re-commit. Stop the diva stuff. He won against a bunch of average riders, with a perfect lead-out. It's far, far, far, from Cav' and the Renshaw slingshot.

Then 53rd? And Tocard, oops excuse me Coquard wins one.

We have only Nono. Pauvre France...
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12 May 2018 05:47

Tonton wrote:...in the kingdom of the blind...now he will think that he's back in business and won't listen to anybody.

This win may be the worst thing that happened to him. He needs jail time, bread and water (for a cyclist it's good :D ) and re-commit. Stop the diva stuff. He won against a bunch of average riders, with a perfect lead-out. It's far, far, far, from Cav' and the Renshaw slingshot.

Then 53rd? And Tocard, oops excuse me Coquard wins one.

We have only Nono. Pauvre France...

Show some faith. We have Sarreau. :D
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05 Jun 2018 14:09

5 victories in a month. (Points jerseys count :mad: ) Nacer Bouhanni is back :razz:

TDF here we come provided there are no late night punch-ups. Dunno if he is doing any one-day races first.

Kittel, Demare, Kristoff, Sagan and Co need to factor in the Nacer :exclaim:
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05 Jun 2018 14:22

wirral wrote:5 victories in a month. (Points jerseys count :mad: ) Nacer Bouhanni is back :razz:

TDF here we come provided there are no late night punch-ups. Dunno if he is doing any one-day races first.

Kittel, Demare, Kristoff, Sagan and Co need to factor in the Nacer :exclaim:


No they do not.
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05 Jun 2018 14:26

wirral wrote:5 victories in a month. (Points jerseys count :mad: ) Nacer Bouhanni is back :razz:

TDF here we come provided there are no late night punch-ups. Dunno if he is doing any one-day races first.

Kittel, Demare, Kristoff, Sagan and Co need to factor in the Nacer :exclaim:


If you're angry about it, why do you count them?
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05 Jun 2018 14:31

RedheadDane wrote:
wirral wrote:5 victories in a month. (Points jerseys count :mad: ) Nacer Bouhanni is back :razz:

TDF here we come provided there are no late night punch-ups. Dunno if he is doing any one-day races first.

Kittel, Demare, Kristoff, Sagan and Co need to factor in the Nacer :exclaim:


If you're angry about it, why do you count them?


I'm guessing a previous argument has been had and the poster is expressing that they are angry with the people who disagree.
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05 Jun 2018 16:47

Points jerseys obviously do not count. However four wins is pretty good going. I’d like to see a hungry Bouhanni back on top of his game.
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06 Jun 2018 01:28

RedheadDane wrote:
wirral wrote:5 victories in a month. (Points jerseys count :mad: ) Nacer Bouhanni is back :razz:

TDF here we come provided there are no late night punch-ups. Dunno if he is doing any one-day races first.

Kittel, Demare, Kristoff, Sagan and Co need to factor in the Nacer :exclaim:


If you're angry about it, why do you count them?


It was pre-emptive anger suppressing any opposition :lol:

as in Points Jerseys count :mad: because I say so. (I really think they should. They're cool and under-rated and Nacer needs all the victories he can muster)
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15 Jun 2018 04:43

Nacer continues to win despite his own team trying to stop him. :lol:

The guy is a beast. Can't wait for the Tour. They'll need 2 breakfast tables though and dinner tables for that matter. Cedric Vasseur has sure lived up to his word and got the team really fired up. Trouble is the whole thing may explode. :D
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15 Jun 2018 06:59

Would comparing Nacer to Gadret be a fair statement?
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02 Jul 2018 23:32

...and Bouh is staying home from the TdF '18! Vasseur doesn't think that NB can win a sprint or help the team elsewhere.
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02 Jul 2018 23:43

So at Occitanie, after being asked to leadout Laporte, saying he'd do it, he then ignored it and sprinted for himself. Vasseur confirmed that happened.
Now it's being said on twitter - and I don't know if it's true - that he was asked to make up for it by working for Laporte at the nationals. And the same happened again.

That's being given as the reason for leaving him at home.

In any case, it's clear there's a major "locker room" problem there between management and a rider on a huge salary with 18 months left on his contract
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02 Jul 2018 23:59

I hope he refuses to leave for anything less than his current salary. Let Cofidis top up whatever another team will pay.

Since he signed with Cofidis, he has 34 wins in three and a half seasons. His lowest number of wins in a year is 7. He has 5 wins already this year. His production is the same as it ever was. It’s what it was when they signed him. It’s what it was when they extended his contract. They are entitled to decide that he isn’t up to winning at the Tour, the most important thing for them. He is entitled to take their ridiculous money.
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03 Jul 2018 00:25

Absolutely. A contract is a contract. They agreed to pay him a certain amount for a certain time. And I'm sure in the contract he only agrees to be a rider for the team, not to follow orders.

Still, he's not doing himself any favors.

It just adds to Cofidis' long standing reputation of a poorly managed team where good riders regress in ability
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03 Jul 2018 01:38

jmdirt wrote:...and Bouh is staying home from the TdF '18! Vasseur doesn't think that NB can win a sprint or help the team elsewhere.


He's got a fair chance. He was coming into form at the perfect time. I hope they win nothing at the Tour.
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03 Jul 2018 02:43

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jmdirt wrote:...and Bouh is staying home from the TdF '18! Vasseur doesn't think that NB can win a sprint or help the team elsewhere.


He's got a fair chance. He was coming into form at the perfect time. I hope they win nothing at the Tour.

I'm sure they won't. What a joke of a team.
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03 Jul 2018 03:56

jaylew wrote:
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jmdirt wrote:...and Bouh is staying home from the TdF '18! Vasseur doesn't think that NB can win a sprint or help the team elsewhere.


He's got a fair chance. He was coming into form at the perfect time. I hope they win nothing at the Tour.

I'm sure they won't. What a joke of a team.

Is the disruption worth it? Bouhanni is a ticking time bomb, if he explodes and unites his teammates against him, what’s the point? Good choice by Cofidis IMO.

Better off targeting the breakaway.
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