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105 YEAR OLD ROBERT MARCHAND SETS NEW WORLD RECORD IN CYCLING

Admin l Thursday, January 05, 2017

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FRANCE – French cyclist, Robert Marchand on Wednesday set a new world cycling record in 105 years and above category.

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The record was created for him after riding 22.547 kilometres, about 14 miles in 60 minutes in his latest attempt at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome outside Paris.

His distance fell short of the 26.927 kilometers (16.73 miles) he established in 2014.
Speaking after the show, he said, “I didn’t see the sign for the last 10 minutes, otherwise I could have gone faster,” Marchand told BFMTV.




Britain’s Sir Bradley Wiggins holds the outright mile record with a distance of 54.526km (33.88 miles). Robert Marchand was born November 26, 1911. He was a firefighter in Paris in the 1930. He worked as a lumberjack, gardener and wine dealer.

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At age 35 he finished seventh in the Grand Prix des Nations in 1946. He returned to cycling in 1978 and continues training after his 100th birthday. In February 2012, he set a world record in one-hour track cycling in the over-100 age group at 24.250 km.

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