José Meiffret

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José Meiffret, (1962)

José Meiffret (1913–1983, born Boulouris, France) was a cyclist who set a world motor-paced speed record of 204.73 km/h (127.243 mi/h) behind a Mercedes-Benz 300SL on the German Autobahn on July 19, 1962[1] at Freiburg Germany. This record was set on a bicycle setup with a 130-tooth chainring, weighing 20 kg and equipped with wooden rims.[2][verification needed]

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Cycling records


  1. ^ "Date with Death", by Clifford L. Graves, M.D., Bicycling Magazine (September 1965)
  2. ^ José Meiffret with photo Pneus Durex advert "José Meiffret"]


  • Meiffret, José. (1965). Mes Rendez-vous avec la Mort. Flammarion.

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