Historic Overview Sylvain Chavanel
Sylvain Chavanel Albira (born 30 June 1979) is a French professional road bicycle racer, currently riding for UCI Professional Continental team Direct Énergie. His brother Sébastien Chavanel is also a cyclist.
Chavanel started his professional career in 2000 with Jean-René Bernaudeau's team Bonjour, which became Brioches La Boulangère in 2003. Chavanel is a strong all-rounder who has won both sprints and time-trials, and is a good northern classics rider.