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    TWENTY TOP CONGO CYCLISTS LINED UP FOR THE START OF THE GRUELLING 110 KILOMETRES (68 1/2 MILES APPROX) ST.

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    TWENTY TOP CONGO CYCLISTS LINED UP FOR THE START OF THE GRUELLING 110 KILOMETRES (68 1/2 MILES APPROX) ST. PAULI-NEGRI GRAND PRIX AT LIMETE, CONGO-KINSHASA RECENTLY.

    THE RACE BEGAN FROM LIMETE'S MAIN SQUARE, AND FOLLOWED A CIRCUIT PASSING BY KINKOLE, LUMUMBA BOULEVARD, AND BOULEVARD 30TH JUNE.

    KABWE LED HIS ZAIRE TEAM INTO THE LEAD SOON AFTER THE START AT THE TOP OF KINKOLE, BUT THEY WERE SOON OVERTAKEN BY MORINO (OF THE DIFOO TEAM) AND LUVUMBU.

    AFTER A BREAK FOR REFRESHMENTS, THE TWO LEADERS WERE JOINED BY MAGEMA. THIS TRIO LED THE REST OF THE FIELD FOR SOME TIME. BUT LUVUMBA AND MAGEMA FOUND THE PACE TOO HOT, AND DROPPED BACK.

    MORINO, HOWEVER, HELD HIS LEAD, AND WAS JOINED BY THE VETERAN NDUKA. THE MAIN BODY OF CYCLISTS THREW THEMSELVES IN PURSUIT, BUT COULD NOT OVERTAKE THE TWO LEADERS, WHO GRADUALLY INCREASED THEIR LEAD.

    IN THE DUEL FOR FIRST POSITION, MORINO BEGAN TO WEAR DOWN HIS OPPONENT, WHO DROPPED BACK, BREATHLESS, INTO SECOND PLACE.

    WITH A FINAL BURST OF SPEED, MORINO SPED OVER THE FINISHING LINE CLEARLY AHEAD OF HIS CHALLENGER. BOTH OF THEM WERE FAR IN FRONT OF THE MAIN BODY. MANDJAMBI CAME THIRD, BUMBA FOURTH, AND LUVUNBU, WHO WAS THE PRIME MOVER IN ORGANISING THE RACE, TOOK FIFTH PLACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA627QL78SIKNRZ15NZCJLNML5S
    Media URN:
    VLVA627QL78SIKNRZ15NZCJLNML5S
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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