The 140 kilometre 'PEACE' race from Warsaw to Lodz was won today by Gustav Adolf Schur, who rode an 'honorary' round.
J.V.Pan Start of the Warsaw to Lodz leg.
Back V. Race in progress.
S.L.V. Kowalski in trouble at the roadside.
S.C.U. No.86. passing.
Back V. Riders passing over a bridge.
Back V. Travelling through Lowicz.
Travel Shot... The people of Lowicz watching.
Back V. Through the town.
Back V. Posing beneath banners.
Travel Shot.. the leading bunch of riders.
S.C.U. A cyclist in trouble.
Travel Shot. The leaders.
Travel Shot. Spectators.
Travel Shot.. No.122 and 15 arriving at Lodz.
Angle V. Passing beneath banners.
L.V. No.122-Kapitonov of Russia entering the Stadium at Lodz.
S.V.Pan Kapitonov winning the 2nd stage.
S.C.U. Hermans of Belgium who came 2nd.
L.V. The last three on the platform.
Angle V. Spectators.
Top G.V. The start of the 3rd leg, Lodz to Katowice.
S.C.U. One of the riders.
S.T.V. A lone rider tackles a hill.
S.L.V. Still tackling the hill.
S.T.V.Pan The main batch of riders.
L.V. Four Polish riders enter the stadium at Katowice led by Damen of Holland.
S.V.Pan Damen wins the 3rd stage.
Initials AW M.R./P.B.
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Background: The 140 kilometre 'PEACE' race from Warsaw to Lodz was won today by Gustav Adolf Schur, who rode an 'honorary' round.
It was biting cold as the cyclists set out, with Kowalski of Poland taking an early tumble. In the leading break away group were Damen of Holland, Fornaczyk of Poland, and Kolumbiet of Russia. Kapitonov of Russia wins the first Warsaw Lodz stage, with Hermans of Belgium second.
In the second stage, four poles are in the lead but suddenly the Dutchman Piet Damen comes to the fore and wins this stage.
The third stage from Katowice to Wroclaw passes through many Silesian towns, with Krolak, Pancek, and Jankowski all taking a tumble. In Wroclaw Herman leads, followed by Moinceau, Venturelli, Adler, and Britain. Krolak of Poland attacks, pursued by the Frenchman D'Hoker. But it is the East German Gustav Adolf Schur who passes Krolak to win this stage.