• Short Summary

    VISNEWS J??? filmed at Mulhouse, Eastern France, as 120 top-flight international road-race cyclists began the?

  • Description

    VISNEWS J??? filmed at Mulhouse, Eastern France, as 120 top-flight international road-race cyclists began the gruelling 2,679 mile Tour de France'.

    Competing for prizes worth GBP35,000 donated by private commercial concerns, the contestants from thirteen countries gain cold comfort from the knowledge that this year's 'Tour' is the shortest since World War Two. It is also the highest, with twelve legs through the Pyrenees and alpine passes.

    The cyclists will form ten teams of twelve men. West German and Switzerland have combined to form a mixed team.

    The first stage of the race - a 148-mile leg - was won by French rider Andre Darrigade.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3DUMNXJ66BJOIARLHL1P2EH7T
    Media URN:
    VLVA3DUMNXJ66BJOIARLHL1P2EH7T
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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