SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, FRANCE - JANUARY 04: French centenarian cyclist Robert Marchand, aged 105, rides in his attempt to set a one-hour track cycling World record in the over-105 age group at the indoor Velodrome National of Saint-Quentin En Yvelines on January 4, 2017 in Montigny-les-Bretonneux, France. At 105, Robert Marchand established an hour world record by bike, traveling 22,547 kilometers (14.08 miles), in the over-105 age group. (Photo by Chesnot/Getty Images)

(SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France) — Nearly a century ago, Robert Marchand was told by a coach that he should give up cycling because he would never achieve anything on a bike.
He proved that prediction wrong again on Wednesday.
In a skin-tight yellow and violet jersey, the 105-year-old Frenchman set a world record in the 105-plus age category — created especially for the tireless veteran — by riding 22.547 kilometers (14.010 miles) in one hour.
“I’m now waiting for a rival,” he said.
Marchand had ridden faster in the past on the boards of the Velodrome National, a state of the art venue used to host the elite of track cycling. But he had warned before his latest attempt that his current form was not as good.
“I did not see the sign warning me I had 10 minutes left,” Marchand said after his effort. “Otherwise I would have gone faster, I would have posted a better …
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