Sébastien Chavanel

Sébastien Chavanel (born March 21, 1981 in Châtellerault) is a retired French professional road bicycle racer who last rode for UCI ProTeam FDJ.[1] He is a younger brother, by just under 2 years, to fellow professional cyclist Sylvain Chavanel.

Sébastien Chavanel
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Chavanel at the 2010 Four Days of Dunkirk
Personal information
Full nameSébastien Chavanel
Born (1981-03-21) March 21, 1981 (age 39)
Châtellerault, France
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight77 kg (170 lb)
Team information
Current teamRetired
Rider typeSprinter
Professional teams
2003–2006Brioches La Boulangère
2007–2010Française des Jeux
2011–2013Team Europcar
Major wins
GP de Denain (2007)
Tour de Picardie (2008)

After three seasons with Team Europcar, Chavanel returned to FDJ.fr for the 2014 season.[1] At the 2015 Tour of Flanders, Chavanel sustained right thigh hematoma as a neutral service car rammed his team car which was stopped behind him to change his bike's wheel.[2]

By finishing in last place in the 2015 Tour de France, he was that year's lanterne rouge rider.[3]

Major resultsEdit

1st, Stages 2 and 3, Tour de l'Avenir
1st, Stages 2, 4 and 5, Points Classification Tour de l'Avenir
1st, Stage 5 Tour de Wallonie
1st, Stage 3 GP Internacional da Costa Azul
1st, Grand Prix de Denain
1st, Stage 5, Points Classification, Étoile de Bessèges
1st, Stage 3, Tour de Picardie
1st, Stage 3, Tour de Poitou-Charentes et de la Vienne
1st, French Road Cycling Cup
2nd, Tro-Bro Léon
3rd, Grand Prix d'Isbergues
4th, Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne
5th, Châteauroux Classic de l Indre
1st, Overall, Stage 4, Points Classification Tour de Picardie
2nd, Grand Prix de la Ville de Rennes
6th, Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne


  1. ^ a b "Sébastien Chavanel signs for FDJ.fr". Cyclingnews.com. Future plc. 11 October 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  2. ^ Gregor Brown (6 April 2015). "Teams left angry after Tour of Flanders neutral service car incidents". Cycling Weekly. IPC Media Sports & Leisure network. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Tour de France 2015: Lanterne Rouge - stage 21". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 July 2015.

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