The Fifth Archer Grand Prix - a 105 mile road race for top amateur cyclists - was won by British Olympic 'hope' W.
CU C.Visser (left) with A.Straver (Holland)
CU A.van Noensel (Belgium)
CU G.Maes (Belgium).
CV PAN..Three entrants.
CU J.Hall (Australia).
SV PAN..Massed start.
SV Tracking shot..competitors.
GV Van Noensel leads round curve.
GV PAN..Rest of field follow.
GV PAN..Burns leads field.
HEAD ON TRACKING SHOT..Two riders.
SV Riders past camera.
STV M.Reynolds leads round corner and up hill.
MV Winner W.Holmes, sashed, holds bouquet.
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Background: The Fifth Archer Grand Prix - a 105 mile road race for top amateur cyclists - was won by British Olympic 'hope' W.Holmes, in 4 1/4 hours, Mar 27.
Fifty-eight riders from seven countries battled through strong, cold winds across the Chiltern Hills in Buckinghamshire, north-west of London. The Lead changed hands repeatedly, but three Englishmen - Holmes, Pound, and Haskell, - were first to cross the finishing line. To Pound especially, the Chilterns must have seemed child's play; he was nominated "King of the Mountains" for his excellent performances in hilly terrain on the Warsaw - Prague Race, one of Europe's most gruelling circuits.