French cyclist Nacer Bouhanni of Cofidis wins the fourth stage of the Tour of Catalonia cycling race, over 194.3 km between Llivia and Igualada, Spain, 23 March 2017.
PARIS - Nacer Bouhanni, one of France's top sprinters, will lead the Cofidis team into the Tour de France, which begins this weekend.
Bouhanni, 26, is a former stage winner of the Giro d'Italia and the Vuelta an Espana but he has struggled at his home Grand Tour.
He abandoned in the first week in 2013 and 2015 and missed last year's race due to injury.
The only Cofidis rider taking part in the Tour de France for the first time will be the 30-year-old Belgian Dimitri Claeys (30 ans).
This year's tour starts in the German city of Duesseldorf on Saturday.
Cofidis team for Tour de France:
Nacer Bouhanni (FRA), Dimitri Claeys (BEL), Christophe Laporte (FRA), Cyril Lemoine (FRA), Luis Angel Mat (ESP), Daniel Navarro (ESP), Florian Snchal (FRA), Julien Simon (FRA), Geoffrey Soupe (FRA).