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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. On Wednesday January 4, 2017, he proved that prediction wrong. The 105-year-old Frenchman, made cycling history by covering 14.08 miles in one hour on a track near Paris.
Marchand, who has a huge following in France, and was cheered on by hundreds of fans as he rode round the velodrome at Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
However, he fell short of his own previous record of 16.73 miles in the over-100s category, which he set in 2014 at the age of 102 years old.
“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 time. I’m not …
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