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François Pervis – New World Kilo Record Breaker


Cycling never ceases to amaze me; Frenchman Kevin Sireau’s 200 metre record of 9.572 seconds set in Moscow in 2009 looked ‘on the shelf’ – as did his compatriot Arnaud Tournant’s kilometre record of 58.875 set in La Paz in 2001.

But one man didn’t just break both records within virtually hours of each other – he destroyed them.

François Pervis rode a 9.347 for the 200 to take two tenths off Sireau’s time – a huge margin at this level.

And not satisfied with that, he then took two-and-a-half seconds off Tournant’s time in winning the kilometre, also in the Aguascalientes World Cup meeting, in an incredible 56.303.

Francois Pervis
François winds it up for a record breaking series.

Pervis first appears on the world track radar screen in 2001 in the winning French team in the European Junior Team Sprint Championship.

Since then he’s been a towering