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by Shane Stokes
May 2, 2017
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Bouhanni at the start of stage three of the Tour de Yorkshire.
Nacer Bouhanni has suffered headaches and sight issues after his heavy crash on the final stage of the Tour de Yorkshire on Sunday, with his Cofidis team saying that he is being monitored and will undergo a new examination this week.
The French sprinter hit the deck on stage three of the British event, falling within the final 25 kilometres. He was rendered unconscious and then transported by ambulance to hospital, where he came around.
“Nacer Bouhanni has no fracture due to his big fall,” his team said in a statement. “Our sprinter has a big concussion.” Despite that, he was able to go home on Monday morning. However he has “headaches and sight disturbances.”
The team laid out the likely timetable for him, providing he does not worsen. “A neurological examination will be performed in 48 hours if Nacer does not suffer from new symptoms by then.”
Bouhanni won Saturday’s second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, clocking up his fourth victory of the season.