Robert Marchand

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Marchand in 2012

Robert Marchand (born 26 November 1911) is a French centenarian cyclist. He was born in Amiens, France.[1]

At 35 years old, he finished seventh in the Grand Prix des Nations in 1946. He returned to cycling in 1978 and continued training after his 100th birthday. In February 2012, he set a world record in one-hour track cycling in the over-100 age group at 24.250 kilometres (15.068 mi). He improved this record to 26.927 kilometres (16.732 mi) in January 2014.

He is a member of the French Communist Party and the CGT Trade Union, the longest serving member alive to this day with 90 years of membership in the Trade Union.

Marchand retired in January 2018 at the age of 106.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chapman, John (2017-01-05). "French cyclist Robert Marchand sets new record at 105 YEARS OLD". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-01-06.
  2. "French cycling hero retires: at 106". 10 January 2018 – via www.reuters.com.