The Chazal cycling team were the early incarnation of current Ag2r La Mondiale cycling team led by directeur sportif Vincent Lavenu.
Associated Bike Brand: MBK
Vincent Lavenu had only just retired from racing himself when he created the Chazal cycling team. This is the 1994 version of the Chazal team jersey that I fondly remember the diminutive Mexican climber Miguel Arroyo riding in during the Tour de France after a spell at ADR, Z and the American Subaru team.
Whilst it`s true that the 1990`s provided some of the worst cycle jersey designs of all time, I feel the Chazal jersey is often misplaced in peoples "Top 10 Worst Jersey Designs" lists - even Rouleur`s Andy McGrath did it He`s forgiven though as he produced this excellent piece on Jaan Kirsipuu who also rode for the team.
As time moved on, the team guided by Lavenu, morphed into Petit Casino (they had a nice strapline "C`est votre equipe" - it`s your team), Casino-AG2R Prevoyance, AG2R Prevoyance, AG2R-La Mondiale whose brown bib shorts also split cycling fan`s opinions!
Date Submitted: 17 May 2016