Robert Marchand, 100, sets cycling record

Feb 18, 2012, 08:31 IST | AFP

French cycling enthusiast Robert Marchand set a new one-hour speed record yesterday at the age of 100.

French cycling enthusiast Robert Marchand set a new one-hour speed record yesterday at the age of 100. The centenarian rode 24.25 km (15.1 miles) in 60 minutes watched by crowds of cheering supporters at the International Cycling Union (UCI) velodrome in Aigle, Switzerland.


Cyclist Robert Marchand (right) with his niece, French actress Maude
Jurez in Aigle yesterday.
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