Sireau breaks world record for 200 metres

French sprint sensation Kevin Sireau

French sprint sensation Kevin Sireau (Image credit: JF Quenet)

During the GP of Moscow, France's Kevin Sireau has broken the world record for the 200 metres flying start with a time of 9.650 seconds. The previous best time was 9.772 by Theo Bos who also set the record at the Krylatskoe velodrome before switching to road racing.

Another Frenchman actually went faster than Bos, too: current world sprint champion Gregory Baugé stopped the clock in 9.654 seconds, but the world record now belongs to the 22-year-old from Issoudun, a town in the centre of France that will host the finish of stage 10 of the coming Tour de France on Bastille Day.

Sireau is a two-time world champion in the team sprint. He's a member of the Cofidis track team and he's coached by Benoît Vêtu at the national sprint centre of Hyères in south of France. Vêtu recently turned down the offer of becoming a national coach for China after French cycling legend Daniel Morelon. His choice was based on the brilliant future he believes Sireau has.

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