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by Shane Stokes
June 27, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Cavendish and Cummings confirmed for Team Dimension Data’s Tour de France squad; Cannondale-Drapac confirms Tour de France line-up; Backup for Quintana and Valverde confirmed by Movistar; Fuglsang and Aru lead Astana at Tour de France; Bardet’s Ag2r teammates finalized for Tour; Bouhanni leads Cofidis in 2017 Tour de France; Izagirre and Colbrelli heading Bahrain-Merida’s Tour lineup; Meintjes aiming higher after strong Tour performance in 2016; Cookson ‘angered’ by draft report into British Cycling; Hosking extends with Alé Cipollini for 2018, will return full-time to Europe; Warbasse writes about long journey to first professional win; Orica-Scott chef subject of Amazon Tour de France documentary; Canyon receives Red Dot Design Team of the Year award; Video: Movistar reveals its Tour de France nine; Video: McLaughlin wins Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race
Absent last year due to a bizarre injury, Nacer Bouhanni will head the Cofidis team in this year’s Tour de France. The sprinter has clocked up three stages in the Giro d’Italia and two in the Vuelta a España, but is yet to land one in his home Grand Tour.
He showed his good form with second behind Arnaud Demare (FDJ) in the French road race championship on Sunday.
The 26 year old will be joined by compatriots Christophe Laporte, Cyril Lemoine, Florian Sénéchal, Julien Simon and Geoffrey Soupe, as well as the Belgian Dimitri Claeys and the Spaniards Luis Angel Maté and Daniel Navarro.