New Hour record set for the over 90s

Cycling Weekly - - News -

Prov­ing that age is no bar­rier to per­for­mance, or the abil­ity to squeeze into a skin­suit, René Gail­laird laid down a new Hour record marker for the 90-94 year age group, mak­ing him the first per­son to do so. Gail­laird set the record of 29.278km at France’s na­tional velo­drome in Saint Quentin en Yve­lines, west­ern Paris. The track’s di­men­sions are well suited to the record with long bank­ings and shorter straights giv­ing smooth tran­si­tions which are more suited to timed, lone ef­forts. Gail­laird raced to a high stan­dard on the road in the 1950s and still rides reg­u­larly with his club Cy­closport Club de Ve­soul.

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