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    5 of the great on Mountain Bike of all time

    Who is the greatest mountain biker of all time? It’s hard to name one, this list includes 5 of the most popular and most accomplished cyclists in the sport.

     

    1.Steve Peat.  Veteran runner with the highest number of downhill contests and world title winner three times. When he was not first on the podium, he was usually second in the overall ranking. It is a very popular downhill cyclist and is still a threat especially on slippery and difficult terrain.

     

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    2. Nino Schurter. Professional racer with three titles in the world championship and three victories in in the world cup. Nino brought the energy and superiority of the young categories with an incredible physical condition. He is brilliant with his descending skills and never disappoints ovation with spectacular jumps and high-risk maneuvers.

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    3. Hans Rey. Fue el responsable de hacer el deporte atractivo a  escala masiva. Su enfoque  de entretenimiento de calidad  con acrobacias que parecian imposibles sobre una bicicleta lo hicieron muy popular. Personalmente tuvo un impacto en mi preferencia por las bicicletas de montaña y las acrobacias.

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    4.John Tomac.  Empezo como corredor de BMX y es el único que ha llegado a obtener el título mundial en cross country y en downhill. Inclusive en el mismo año de 1991  llego a obtener el título mundial de Cross Country y la medalla de plata en downhill. Su extrema  flexibilidad para dominar terreno agreste y bajadas lo hacen uno de los grandes.

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    5. Thomas Frischknecht. Mountain biker with incredible ability for cross country. It has victories in about 18 championships and world cups. Its persistence and high maneuverability in the mountain keep it constantly close to the top.

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    Do you have any favorites? We will include more cyclists in our next post.

     

     

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    105-year-old man sets cycling record

    Robert Marchand is a 105-year-old stone savage. At an age when most would pray only to go to the bathroom, the French cyclist broke and set a world record for pedaling 14 miles in an hour.

    Marchand is not just a cyclist, he is a true example of human strength. The record I reach is not only an athletic achievement, it goes much further and it is his attitude that can show us one or two things about living.

    Robert Marchand created his file in Saint-Quentin-en-Ylevines, a city located to the east of Paris. He set the mark in the category of 105 years, which was created specifically for him. He really could be considered a sports hero.

    Here we show 6 reasons obtained from the associated press to reach its world record:

    1. Does not have hairs on the tongue

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    The day of competition.

    After culminating and setting the world record, Marchand commented that he could have ended better if he had seen the notice indicating that he had 10 minutes remaining for the goal.

    “Otherwise I would have gone faster, I would have made a better time,” I stress. “I was not tired.”

    Not only that, with 105 years of age, also launched an open challenge to their counterparts:

     




    2. Sin gran altura pero con gran corazón.

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    Marchand on the way to the world record.

    Marchand is short of stature, but he has a big heart, literally.

    “It has two essential characteristics, a large heart that pumps enough blood, and can reach values ​​of beats that are impressive for its age,” said Veronique Billat, a physiologist at Marchand.
     

    3. He is a man of his word

    The cycling pack rides in the countryside past a cow during the 2nd stage of the 63rd Tour de Romandie UCI ProTour cycling race in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Thursday, April 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Keystone, Dominic Favre)

     

    Billat also stated that Marchand could have gotten a better rating. But the reason was not because he lost the notice to finish in 10 minutes. The reason was because Marchand recently took an ethical position at the expense of his own performance.

    “It could have gone faster but it made a big mistake,” Billat said of Marchand. “He has stopped consuming meat during the past month after seeing some reports on cruel treatments that animals receive and how the meat is exposed to carcinogenic substances.

    A model to follow on and off the bike.

    See: 5 alimentos que definitivamente no debes ingerir cuando manejas

    4. He will make you eat your words.

    Robert Marchand, French centenarian, born November 26, 1911, and an amateur cyclist, speaks to journalists at the outdoor Tete-d'Or Velodrome track in Lyon September 27, 2012, on the eve of an attempt to establish a record for the fastest 100-year-old to cover 100km. REUTERS/Robert Pratta

    Teaching for children.

    When he was young, Marchand was rejected by a coach and told him that he should quit cycling for lack of talent.

    That was almost a century ago. Now it has a world record that very few or probably no one can break.

    Sit down and make a note, Coach.
     

    5. Has traveled the world

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    Marchand, was born in 1911, and is a former firefighter. He also worked as a truck driver in Venezuela in the 1940s, and as a lumberjack in Canada.

    He returned to cycling at age 68, almost half a century ago. In 1992, they moved from Moscow to Paris.



    6. Your daily routine is very healthy

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    Marchand does not smoke and only drinks wine on very special occasions. Their main food is many fruits and vegetables. Sleeps at 9 p.m. Every night and gets up at 6 am every morning.

    He lives with a monthly pension of approximately $ 950 dollars in a small apartment in a suburb of Paris. Marchand pedals daily on a stationary bike and is an avid reader of L’Humanite, a newspaper founded in 1904, at the dawn of a new century and just seven years before he was born.

    See: 7 causas por las que te duelen las rodillas al montar bici

    And as an end point: just look at the boy:

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