Mimosa takes the French Road Championship

Chavanel is a Baller. 2011 French Road Championship? He finished alone.

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Image source: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/06/gallery/2011-national-champions-gallery_180309/attachment/photo-bruno-bade-cht-de-france-2011.

Sylvain Chavanel used a 25km solo to take the French road race title on Sunday. He had over half a minute on the chasing duo of Anthony Roux and Thomas Voeckler.

Chavanel took off his sunglasses as he crossed the line, leaving the French fans as witnesses to the tears he shed. He had achieved his dream. “This was a very big objective for me.”

http://www.velonation.com/News/ID/8866/Sylvain-Chavanel-finally-gets-French-road-title.aspx.

Love the podium shot. This guy is going to look great in the Tour. Too early to call him for a stage win?

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Image source: http://velonews.competitor.com/2011/06/gallery/2011-national-champions-gallery_180309/attachment/cycling-fra-championship-boulogne.

More here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/french-road-championships-2011/elite-men-road-race/results.

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8 thoughts on “Mimosa takes the French Road Championship

  1. Gotta love seeing Chavanel win that, especially after his team’s tactics screwed him out of his chance to win Flanders.

  2. chava is great. he was the strongman at flanders this year, but that’s life 4 ya.

  3. He’s not the most clever among the peloton and often pained me with his stupid attacks in the past.
    2011 “tricolore jersey” is the same kind of popular french champions such as Virenque & Moreau.

  4. Nothing amazing is to be expected from Mimo.
    I’m more interested in Gilbert’s belgium champion’s one.
    He recently said the omega pharma jersey was one of the ugliest he ever saw.

  5. …certainly been a lotta different national & world champion versions of the various iterations of the ‘mapei / quickstep’ kit over the years…

    …2000 – michele bartoli / italia…laszlo bodrogi / hungary…axel merckx / belgium…freddy rodriguez / usa…

    …2001 – oscar freire / world…daniele nardello / italia…laszlo bodrogi / hungary…

    …2002 – tom steels / belgium…

    …2004 – paolo bettini / italia & olympic champion…

    …2005 – cristian moreni / italia…serge baguet / belgium…juan manuel garate / spain…tom boonen / worlds…

    …2006 – paolo bettini / italia & worlds…

    …2007 – giovanni visconti / italia…paolo bettini / worlds…

    …2008 – stijn devolder / belgium…giovanni visconti / italia…

    …2009 – tom boonen / belgium…branislau samoilau / belorusse…

    …2010 – niki terpstra / holland…

    …2011 – sylvain chavanel / france…

    …pretty impressive list of team palmres, ya ???…

    …not that i pay attention to that kinda thing…

  6. …re: today’s ‘rider presentation’ for the upcoming ‘tour de france’…

    “Most of the riders were cheered by the crowd but Alberto Contador was booed loudly as he stepped on to the stage.”

    …personally, i hope that tainted piece of meat gets jeered through every kilometer until the race hits paris…