• Short Summary

    The 57th "Tour De France" cycle race started in Limoges, central France, yesterday (June 26) with the preliminary individual speed test over a 7,400 km (5 miles) circuit.

  • Description

    The 57th "Tour De France" cycle race started in Limoges, central France, yesterday (June 26) with the preliminary individual speed test over a 7,400 km (5 miles) circuit.

    French ace, Charley Grosskost looked likely to win this stage of the event and wear the coveted yellow jersey, but Belgian champion rider, Eddy Merkx was in brilliant form and rod to victory by a margin of more than four seconds.

    Merkx, 25-year-ole, who headed the list of riders most likely to win the marathon round France race before the event even began, is now undisputed favourite.

    The "Tour De France", which has attracted 150 racing cyclists from all over Europe, is scheduled to finish in Paris on July 19.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2QWIBXB2BD34VW97FZUXH5MBL
    Media URN:
    VLVA2QWIBXB2BD34VW97FZUXH5MBL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/06/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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