105-year-old French cyclist breaks world record

By on January 4, 2017


105-year-old Robert Marchand French cyclist breaks world record (Wikipedia Photo)
105-year-old Robert Marchand French cyclist breaks world record (Wikipedia Photo)

PARIS—Robert Marchand, a 105-year-old French rider, on Wednesday beat his own hour record on the open cycling track, according to local report.

Marchand rode 22.547 kilometers at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome outside Paris, setting a record in the senior hour endurance test.

“It’s okay. I had no pain in the legs but in my arms because I have rheumatism,” he told BFMTV news channel.

“I have not seen the label of the last ten minutes, otherwise I would have gone little faster,” he added.

The French cyclist has already set two records after the age of 100 in 2012 and 2014.