Donations flood in to buy hearing aid for 105-year-old Hour Record holder

Robert Marchand set a new Hour Record for his age group earlier in January

Robert Marchand cycled competitively into his 100s (Photo: ARSIN/SIPA/REX/Shutterstock)

105-year-old French rider Robert Marchand captured the hearts of many when he set a new Hour Record for his age group earlier in January, and now his new fans are coming together to help him buy a new hearing aid.

An appeal for donations by Gérard Mistler, Marchand's coach and the president of the L'Ardéchoise sportive, was launched last week, and, according to Le Dauphiné, saw €800 raised in the first day alone.

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