• Short Summary

    A popular cycling attraction for British Easter crowds Mar 31, was the 58th Southern Counties Cycling Union meeting at Herne Hill, London.

  • Description

    1.
    CU Poster "Cycle Race"
    0.04

    2.
    GV Track cyclist racing
    0.08

    3.
    SV Stacked cycles
    0.12

    4.
    CU Tommy Simpson of Britain
    0.15

    5.
    SV Alan Larkins and R. Dalton, New Zealand attend cycles
    0.19

    6.
    SV Gunter Kaslowski, West Germany, and Karl Heinz-Peter East Germany, sit on grass
    0.24

    7.
    CU A. Langjahr, Switzerland, adjusts helmet
    0.27

    8.
    SV Spectators
    0.28

    9.
    LV Riders round track in 3-mile 'Consolation Scratch Race'
    0.37

    10.
    CU Man with time check
    0.39

    11.
    SV PAN..Riders round track
    0.43

    12.
    CU Man rings bell for last lap
    0.45

    13.
    LV Finish of race, 1st D. Russel (No. 4) 2nd D. Coldicott (No 36)
    0.50

    14.
    People watch
    0.53

    15.
    CU Riders seated on ground
    0.56

    16.
    LV International Sprint final 1000-metres in progress
    1.02

    17.
    LV Riders round track
    1.07

    18.
    SV Crowd
    1.10

    19.
    LV Finish of race, 1st G. Beghetto, Italy (No 1), 2nd Barton (No 58) UK; 3rd Binch (No 51)
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    20.
    SV Crowd watch
    1.17

    21.
    SV Winner G. Beghetto receives prize
    1.21



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    SPORT: CYCLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A popular cycling attraction for British Easter crowds Mar 31, was the 58th Southern Counties Cycling Union meeting at Herne Hill, London. Many international cyclists competed.

    An early event was the 3-mile 'Consolation Scratch Race'. Winner of this was Dave Russell of Britain, (No 47), in 6 minutes, 58 seconds. D. Coldicott of Britain (No 36) was second.

    There were cheers during the main contest when, in an exciting finish, Italian Olympic tandem gold medallist, Giuseppe Beghetto, won the GBP1200 "Champion of Champions" cycle sprint trophy.

    Twenty-year-old Beghetto (No 1), beat the strong British combination of National Champion Lloyd Binch, (No 51), and Karl Barton, (No 58), in this 1000-metre final of the big amateur sprint.

    In the early stages, Beghetto let Barton make the running. It was in the last 300 yards that the pace speeded up considerably and, on the last banking, the Italian came up to beat Barton by inches.

    Winner Beghetto covered the last 200 metres in 12.2 secs. Barton was second and Binch was in third place.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1F60WSG1JWXZ9UN4796T4SGE5
    Media URN:
    VLVA1F60WSG1JWXZ9UN4796T4SGE5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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