Nacer Bouhanni on stage 2 of the 2021 Tour de France.

Nacer Bouhanni suffers concussion in crash while training

Arkéa-Samsic says that the Frenchman experienced a "slight loss of consciousness" and was taken to a hospital, where he received stitches.

by Dane Cash

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Nacer Bouhanni suffered a concussion in a crash while training on Thursday in Spain, his Arkéa-Samsic team said.

According to Arkéa-Samsic, the 31-year-old Frenchman experienced a “slight loss of consciousness.” He was taken to a hospital in Benidorm, and “stitches were placed on his brow bone.”

Bouhanni has since “undergone further examinations at Benidorm hospital and has a concussion with headaches.”

Arkéa-Samsic did not provide further information on Bouhanni’s recovery. He had been slated to get his 2022 campaign underway at the Saudi Tour, which gets underway on February 1; how the injuries he sustained in his crash will affect his program this season is not yet known.

Looking further ahead, Bouhanni had planned to make a handful of race starts to build toward Milan-San Remo, with an eye towards Tour de France stages later in the season.

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