This afternoon (on January 4, 2017) 105-year-old French cyclist Robert Marchand set the hour record for the category created especially for him by the UCI (105+). At the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome near Paris, managed to complete 22.547 kilometers in an hour! He fell just short of his 2014 record of 26.927 kilometers but what a phenomenal […]
Robert Marchand celebrated his 103rd birthday by climbing the col named after him: “Col Robert Marchand“, in the Ardeche mountains, near Saint-Felicien. Altitude: 911-meter (2988 feet).
102-year-old Robert Marchand still holds the Hour Record for 100+ age group. Tomorrow, the evergreen Frenchman will attack his own record. On February 17, 2012, Marchand rode 24.25 kilometers (15.1 miles), setting a one-hour speed record in the new over-100s category created by the UCI. Tomorrow, almost two years later, he’s aiming to exceed 25 […]
Robert Marchand continues to inspire us. The evergreen Frenchman has set a new goal: breaking his own hour record in over-100s category in January 2014, at 102-year-old.
Giuseppe Marinoni, the famous Italian framebuilder, broke the hour record for the 74-79 age group on October 20. He broke the record in Brescia, Italy. Marinoni covered 35.728 km in one hour.
Robert Marchand, who set the over-100-year-old Hour Record last February, also sets 100-km Cycling Record – a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cycle 100 kilometers (62 miles). The ever-green Frenchman consequently completed the distance in Lyon velodrome with a superb effort for someone his age: in four hours 17 minutes 27 seconds. Marchand had […]