Mikael Cherel


French – Climber / Puncher
Date and place of birth : March 17th, 1986 in St Hilaire-du-Harcouët (Manche / France)
Height : 1m83 / Weight : 65kg
Turned pro in 2007
In the AG2R CITROËN TEAM since 2011





  • Your motto: “Life is like a bicycle, must move forward if it is not to collapse” (Einstein)
  • Your favorite race : the Tour de France
  • Your best memory on bike: Being on the podium as winner of the overall best team classification on the Tour de France 2014.
  • Your worst memory on bike: my crash in May 2017 after a tire peeling off at more than 80 mph.
  • The club where you started cycling: RO Le Teilleul / Vélo Club St Hilaire
  • Your hobbies : enjoying time with my family and my two children, listening music, travelling my garden and wine
  • Music you like: Jazz, Electro, Dire Straits
  • If you were a movie: Le dîner de cons
  • If you were a dish : Curry chicken
  • If you were a celebrity: Martin Fourcade
  • If you had to practise another job, which one? : physiotherapist
  • Something that is dear to you: my wedding ring
  • Your qualities: hard-worker and rigorous
  • Your defaults: anxious




  • 26th overall, Tour de France


  • 34th overall, Tour de France


  • 15th overall, Tour of Poland
  • 20th overall, Tour Down Under
  • 20th overall, Paris-Nice


  • 6th G.P. La Marseillaise
  • He suffered a two pelvic fractures


  • 3rd on a stage, Tour Cycliste International du Haut-Var
  • 4th overall, La Méditerranéenne / 4th and 6th on stages


  • 4th and 8th on stages, Vuelta a España
  • 8th on a stage, Tour de France / 18th overall


  • 4th on a stage, Tour du Gévaudan
  • 6th Drôme Classic
  • 6th overall, Tour du Haut-Var / 5th on a stage
  • 8th Boucles de l’Aulne
  • 8th on a stage, Tour de France
  • 10th overall, Tour of Beijing / 10th on a stage
  • 18th Classic Sud Ardèche


  • 5th Polynormande
  • 6th on a stage, Vuelta a España
  • 8th Coppa Sabatini
  • 11th Roma Maxima
  • 11th overall, Vuelta a Burgos


  • 3rd on a stage, Volta a Catalunya
  • 8th G.P. La Marseillaise
  • His season has been hampered by a pelvis fracture after a crash in the Tour de France


  • 2nd on a stage, Tour de Romandie
  • 5th on a stage, Volta al Pais Vasco
  • 5th Polynormande
  • 9th overall, Tour du Limousin
  • 11th G.P. di Lugano
  • 13th Vattenfall Cyclassics

2010 (Française des Jeux)

  • 5th overall, Paris-Corrèze / 6th on a stage

2009 (Française des Jeux)

  • 6th on a stage, Vuelta a España / 25th overall
  • 10th overall, Tour Down Under
  • 13th Tour du Doubs

2008 (Française des Jeux)

  • 3rd on a stage, Tropicale Amissa Bongo / 10th overall
  • 7th on a stage, Paris-Corrèze / 10th overall
  • 8th on a stage, Route du Sud
  • 15th G.P. Ouest France – Plouay

2005 (U23)

  • 5th on a stage, Critérium des Espoirs
  • 10th U23 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

2004 (U19)

  • 14 wins
  • U19 French « Vélo d’or » – Vélo Magazine