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).
CU Bicycle wheel PAN UP TO Roy Schuiten (Holland) checking cycle
SV PAN Cyclists Waiting
CU Andre Kuhnel (France)
CU PN Belgian riders Rene Hermans and Paul Celis
CU Joren Lund (Denmark)
CU PAN Last year's winner Jergen Hansen (Denmark)
TV PAN Start of race with schuiten leading the pack
TV PAN Three breakaway riders -- led by 33, Phil Corley, 55 Alan Kemp and 50 Peter Hall (all British)
GV Tracking shot riders down hill
SCU Finish sign
GV ZOOM IN Winner Runner up past finishing line
GV Cyclists pass
SV Crowd watch as winner given sash (2)
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Background: 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.