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    The Madagascar 1000 kilometre cycling race, a classic not far behind the Tour de France, went into its third of nine stages on Wednesday, between Tannanarive and Ankazobe.

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    The Madagascar 1000 kilometre cycling race, a classic not far behind the Tour de France, went into its third of nine stages on Wednesday, between Tannanarive and Ankazobe.

    This year several African countries were invited to take part, and Algeria and Mauritius accepted.

    Forty riders are taking part in all, in eight teams of five each.

    The race ends on the first of August.

    SYNOPSIS: At the end of the second stage in the Madagascar 1000-kilometre cycling race - a classic not far behind the Tour de France, Jacky Chain Tsin of the Reunion islands team was individual provisional leader. He took the yellow jersey as stage leader.

    The third stage of nine, each of which is over 120 kilometres, was run on Wednesday from Tannanarive to Ankazobe. Forty riders were taking part in eight teams of five and the issue was still very much in doubt.

    The prime difficulty ahead was the uncertain condition of the Malagasy Republic's road.

    As the third stage developed, Jack Chan Tsin and his team-mates in the Reunion islands team were well placed.

    After 30 kilometres (18.6 miles) the two Reunion team-maters were still in front, ahead of a group ???ed by Bruno Raoelison from one of the Malagasy National teams. The race ends on the first of August.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3KIIJBRY8FSYV9E80O8T3B62N
    Media URN:
    VLVA3KIIJBRY8FSYV9E80O8T3B62N
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
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    N/A

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