Video: 105yo sets cycling record

  • 05/01/2017

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.

Now he's just set a world record.

In a skin-tight yellow and violet jersey, the 105-year-old Frenchman set a world record in the 105-plus age category for the longest distance cycled in an hour - 22.547km.

"When you are old like this, you must never stop for too long," he said after the ride.

"If you stop for too long you just won't be able to get going again. So every morning you need to do something."

The category was created especially for the veteran.

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