Track sprinter Mickaël Bourgain set a new French record for the flying 200 metre at his national championships in Hyeres on Friday. The Cofidis rider set a time of 9.894 seconds, an average speed of 72.771 kilometres per hour. The new mark bests that of Gregory Baugé, 9.903 seconds, which was set in Cottbus, Germany.
Baugé was not present to defend his title, he had to miss the championships after having oral surgery.
Bourgain, a part of the 2008 World Champion team sprint squad from France also took the bronze in the individual sprint in Manchester.