On Wednesday, the International Cycling Union (UCI) issued a press release denouncing the racist attacks of which the French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic) was a victim.
This case is currently shaking the world of cycling. After his stormy sprint on the side of the Cholet-Pays de la Loire race, which had led to his downgrading, the French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni (Arkéa-Samsic) was the target of racist insults. A fact whose main interested party was moved on his various social networks and in certain media, while denouncing these actions. In addition, the Habs fully intend to file a complaint.
On Wednesday, the International Cycling Union issued a press release condemning these acts and notably declared: ” The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) strongly condemns the racist attacks against the French rider Nacer Bouhanni. on social networks following his disqualification due to his dangerous behavior during the final sprint of the Cholet-Pays de la Loire event. »Following this sprint on Cholet-Pays de la Loire, the disciplinary commission was seized by the governing body of world cycling itself, in order to judge the behavior of the French sprinter at that time.
However, the UCI also ensures that “ nothing in fact justifies the insults of which he was the victim in the days following the act with which he is accused. The UCI wishes to reaffirm its unconditional commitment against any form of discrimination, whatever the reasons. Our Federation, whether through its statutes, its code of ethics or its programs, on the contrary defends and promotes the principles of inclusion and respect for others. In the meantime, necessarily disturbed by this complicated period, Nacer Bouhanni, who should have taken the start of the Grand Prix de l’Escaut on Wednesday, within his Arkéa-Samsic formation, finally gave up.