Historic Overview Cyril Dessel
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.
In 2006, he won the Tour Méditerranéen on the UCI Europe Tour. 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; he eventually finished sixth. 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.
Dessel competed for France at the 2008 Summer Olympics.