Nacer Bouhanni speaks out over racist abuse after sprint cycling incident

Nacer Bouhanni speaks out over racist abuse after sprint cycling incident

The Guardian

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  • Bouhanni has been targeted since DQ in race last month
  • ‘It’s sad to read all this, people wanting me to end up in jail’

The former French national road race champion Nacer Bouhanni has spoken out about the racist abuse he has suffered since being disqualified in a race last month.

Bouhanni was disqualified following an illegal move at the one-day Cholet-Pays de la Loire on 28 March. The UCI, cycling’s governing body, cited him for dangerous conduct after he pushed Jake Stewart into the barriers during the final sprint and referred the incident to its disciplinary commission.

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