Charles Berty

Charles Berty

Charles Berty (8 September 1911 – 18 April 1944) was a French cyclist. He broke the 100 kilometer record of France in 1938. The record stood 50 years until broken by Hervé Boussard ( 8 March 1966 – 26 June 2013). He also broke 6 track records on the same day (16 November 1938) in Milan at the famous Vigorelli velodrome. These records include: 70 km, 80 km, 90 km, Two hours, 40 miles, 50 miles. He stopped at 93 km due to cold, so he couldn’t break the 100 km record. Interestingly, he never attacked the Hour Record. Photo:

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