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    Porsche 935 Turbo cycling record car - photo

    Porsche 935 Turbo specially modified to provide slipstream to Frenchman Jean-Claude Rude in his failed 1979 attempt to break the bicycle speed record. While training for another shot at the record, Rude was fatally injured when he cycled alongside a fast train.




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    The pilot (on right) is Henri Pescarolo who won several times the 24 heures du Mans with Matra...

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    But more impressive, in 1962, the previous record by Josť Meiffret, who reached 204km/h at age of 48 !



    He had made numerous attempts since the 50's, this man was persevering !



    In this last video, we see him falling and being severely injured at Montlery in a record attempt. He suffered 4 skull fractures and he said he did not completely recovered, but he says in the video, "I have an objective, it's to reach 200km/h, and then I could get the surgery I need, because I still have a hole in the head ..."



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