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Cyril Dessel (born 29 November 1974 in Rive-de-Gier, Loire) is a former French professional road racing cyclist, who competed as a professional from 2000 to 2011.[1]

Cyril Dessel
Cyril Dessel TA 2011.jpg
Dessel at the 2011 Tour de l'Ain
Personal information
Full nameCyril Dessel
Born (1974-11-29) 29 November 1974 (age 44)
Rive-de-Gier, France
Height1.81 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight63 kg (139 lb)
Team information
DisciplineRoad
RoleRetired
Rider typeClimber
Amateur team(s)
1999Casino–Ag2r Prévoyance (trainee)
Professional team(s)
2000–2002Jean Delatour
2003–2004Phonak
2005–2011AG2R Prévoyance

In 2006, he won the Tour Méditerranéen on the UCI Europe Tour.[2] Then in the 2006 Tour de France, he finished second in the tenth stage, taking the leader's yellow jersey for a day and the lead in the King of the Mountains competition;[3] he eventually finished sixth.[4] In 2008, he won the 16th stage of the Tour after being in a chase group most of the day, beating David Arroyo, Yaroslav Popovych and Sandy Casar.

Career achievementsEdit

Major resultsEdit

2002
3rd, Grand Prix d'Ouverture
2003
9th, Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
2004
2nd,   National road championship
8th, Overall, Ronde van Nederland
11th, Overall, Tour Méditerranéen
2005
13th, Overall, Four Days of Dunkirk
2006
6th, Overall, Tour de France
  Leader after Stage 10 (1 day)
  Mountains leader after Stage 10 (1 day)
2nd, Stage 10
1st, Overall, Tour Méditerranéen
1st, Stage 4
1st, Overall, Tour de l'Ain
1st, Stage 1
1st, Points
18th, Overall, Paris–Nice
2008
9th, Overall, Four Days of Dunkirk
1st, Stage 5
1st, Stage 3, Volta a Catalunya
1st, Stage 16, Tour de France
6th, Overall, Critérium du Dauphiné Libéré
1st, Stage 4

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
  Giro d'Italia 99
  Tour de France 113 6 DNF 28 DNF
  Vuelta a España 99 DNF DNF 60

DNF=Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Westemeyer, Susan (14 September 2011). "Cyril Dessel retires after 11 years in the peloton". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  2. ^ [1] Archived 2007-10-08 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Tour de France 2006". Archived from the original on 2006-07-15. Retrieved 2006-07-13.
  4. ^ "Tour de France 2006". Archived from the original on 2006-11-08. Retrieved 2006-07-24.

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