International Cycling

Chavanel wins sixth French TT

2014-06-26 21:09
Sylvain Chavanel (Getty Images)

Futuroscope - IAM rider Sylvain Chavanel has won the French national time-trial title for a sixth time on Thursday, over 47.8km near his home town of Poitiers in west central France.

Despite being hampered by a heavy downpour, Chavanel finished 17sec ahead of rider Anthony Roux with Maxime Bouet of AG2R La Mondiale third at 1min 17sec.

The 34-year-old already holds the record for national titles in the time-trial after his victories in 2005, 2006, 2008, 2012 and 2013.

"Some might say it's only a national time-trial title but I had to fight for it," said Chavanel.

"I really enjoyed it, it was fantastic to race on my training routes, the time went by very quickly."

Read more on:    cycling

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Besides the 'Big 3' of rugby, cricket and soccer, which of the 'smaller' sports in South Africa do you enjoy the most?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.