90-year-old Frenchman rides more than 29km to set new age group Hour Record

René Gaillard rides 29.278km in Paris

René Gaillard rode 29.278km to set a new age group Hour Record

(Image credit: Twitter/St Quentin Yvelines)

A 90-year-old French rider has set a new Hour Record for his age group, riding 29.278km, or slightly over 117 laps, at a velodrome in Paris.

Following the in footsteps of 105-year-old Robert Marchand, who set a new record for the 105+ age group earlier this year, René Gaillard became the first 90-year-old to attempt the Hour Record, setting a new record in the process.

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