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French cyclist Robert Marchand, 105, cycles in a bid to beat his record for distance cycled in one hour, at the velodrome of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, outside Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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  • French cyclist Robert Marchand, 105, cycles in a bid to beat his record for distance cycled in one hour, at the velodrome of Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, outside Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    105-year-old Frenchman sets cycling record

    SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Nearly a century ago, Robert Marchand was told by a coach that he should give up cycling because he would never achieve anything on a bike. He proved that prediction wrong again on Wednesday. In a skin-tight yellow and violet jersey, the 105-year-old Frenchman set a world record in the 105-plus […]
  • FILE - In this June 9, 1999 file photo Ferdy Kuebler, Swiss cycling legend, is pictured in Birmensdorf, Switzerland. Kuebler, who came back from injury and the interruption of World War II to win the 1950 Tour de France died on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at the age of 97. (Martin Ruetschi/Keystone via AP file)

    Ferdy Kuebler, 1950 Tour de France champion, dies at 97

    LONDON (AP) — Ferdy Kuebler, who came back from injury and the interruption of World War II to win the 1950 Tour de France, has died. He was 97. The Swiss won an epic battle with French rider Louison Bobet in the 1950 race, and became world champion the following year. Andre Haefliger, the chief […]