Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

January 5, 2017

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Caleb Ewan claims second consecutive Australian criterium title; Jessica Allen wins Australian criterium title, opens account for Orica-Scott; US cyclocross nationals: Is this the year Hyde takes the title from Powers?; Alexander Kolobnev announces retirement; Nys recons Belgian championship course with team; UAE Abu Dhabi team; US cyclocross championship course providing a challenge; Video: Inside beach racing.

105 year-old Robert Marchand sets new hour record

by CyclingTips

French cyclist Robert Marchand became the first person to set the hour recrod for riders aged 105 years and above, a category recently created for him by the UCI. The 105-year-old set a distance of 22.547 kilometres at France’s national velodrome in Saint Quentin en Yvelines.

“It is not even believable to see this crowd,” he told BFMTV which live streamed the event.

When asked howMarchand prepared for the attempt his coach said, “There is no excess in the effort, no excess in the food.”

Though Marchand said he did indulge in a glass of Côte du Rhone the night before.

Marchand set his first hour record in 2010, riding 24.251 kilometres.