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    The reigning world champion of Amateur Road Cycling, Regis Ovion of France, was today (Sunday) narrowly beaten into third place during the Rarp Lager International Cycle Race at Beaconsfield, England.

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    The reigning world champion of Amateur Road Cycling, Regis Ovion of France, was today (Sunday) narrowly beaten into third place during the Rarp Lager International Cycle Race at Beaconsfield, England. The 104 mile (167 km) event was won by Jorgen Emil Hansen of Denmark with Freddie Libouton of Belgium in second place -- both finished fractionally ahead of Champion Ovion in the final burst.

    SYNOPSIS: Top attraction for British cycling enthusiasts this spring was the Harp Lager International Cycle Race. Riders from half a dozen countries competed over the hundred-mile course north of London on Sunday. Stat attraction was the reigning World Amateur Road Champion Regis Ovion of France. Most of Britain's hopes for the Olympic games later this year were also competing. But in this race, it was once again the foreign riders who dominated.

    Heading towards the finish, it was World Champion Ovion contesting the lead with Jorgen Hansen of Denmark and Freddie Liboutin of Belgium.

    Hansen sprinted to victory, fractionally a head of Liboutin and Ovion. Seven seconds behind the winner came the first of the British riders, former amateur champion Pete Matthews. Winning time for the hundred-mile course was four hours eight and a half minutes.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5LVVKZP6D7284QNZTUS4Y3PTZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5LVVKZP6D7284QNZTUS4Y3PTZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/04/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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