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Doesn’t sound fast? Consider this: Marchand is 100 years old.

Setting off on his Trek racing bike around noon at a track in Lyon, Marchand covered the distance at an average pace of 23.3 kph (14.5 mph) — not far off the 24.251 kph pace he kept up to set the world hour record for his age group in Switzerland last February.

No prior record for a centenarian riding 100 km exists, but cycling’s international governing body will recognize Marchand’s feat, French cycling federation head David Lappartient said.

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