• Short Summary

    A lone New Zealander scored a surprise victory over a strong European field in the 1974 Pernod International Cycling Grand Prix, on Sunday (7 April).

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    A lone New Zealander scored a surprise victory over a strong European field in the 1974 Pernod International Cycling Grand Prix, on Sunday (7 April).

    Vern Hanaray -- the only New Zealander in the race -- flew around the 107 mile Beaconsfield course in the Chiltern Hills outside London in 4 hours 15.15 seconds. Behind him came Joern Lund from Denmark, who finished with a time of 4 hours 15.17 seconds. Lund was second in last year's Grand Prix. British cyclist Phil Corley finished third, with a time of 4 hours 16.43 seconds.

    Favourite for the race was last year's winner, Joergen Hansen from Denmark. Hansen finished fourth with a time of 4 hours 16.47 seconds.

    Ten countries were represented in this year's Grand Prix, and ever 60 riders started. Ireland, Denmark, Holland, Belgium and France provided cyclists, and there was a big contingent from British clubs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA59ZX905G1CYY57424MYCNQ71U
    Media URN:
    VLVA59ZX905G1CYY57424MYCNQ71U
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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