• Short Summary

    HUGO DEHAES OF BELGIUM WON THE 100 MILES (160 KILOMETRES) HARP INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX CYCLING RACE AT BEACONSFIELD, ENGLAND, ON SUNDAY (APRIL 5).

  • Description

    HUGO DEHAES OF BELGIUM WON THE 100 MILES (160 KILOMETRES) HARP INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX CYCLING RACE AT BEACONSFIELD, ENGLAND, ON SUNDAY (APRIL 5). HE WAS 12 SECONDS AHEAD OF BEN JENBROERS OF HOLLAND.

    THE RACE COVERED TEN LAPS OF A TEN-MILE (16 KILOMETRE) CIRCUIT AROUND BEACONSFIELD.

    60 COMPETITORS TOOK PART IN THE GRAND PRIX.

    AN EARLY LEADER WAS REGIS OVION OF FRANCE, BUT HE FADED AS A 15-STRONG GROUP OF CYCLISTS BROKE AWAY AFTER 80 MILES (129 KILOMETRES) AND STAYED AHEAD FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE RACE.

    BELGIUM'S DEHAES SPURTED INTO THE LEAD FIVE MILES (8 KILOMETRES) FROM THE FINISH AND HELD OFF THE PURSUING GROUP.

    THE RUNNERS-UP WERE SO CLOSELY BUNCHED TOGETHER THAT THEY ALL RECORDED THE SAME TIME: FOUR HOURS 14 MINUTES 17 SECONDS. SECOND WAS JENBROERS OF HOLLAND, WHILE GUY MAINGON OF FRANCE FINISHED THIRD AND DOUG DAILEY OF ENGLAND WAS FOURTH.

    THE WINNER RECEIVED PRIZE-MONEY TOTALLING 50 POUNDS STERLING.

    THE HARP INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX, HELD SINCE 1966, IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE LEADING ROAD CYCLING COMPETITIONS IN BRITAIN.

    SYNOPSIS: BEACONSFIELD, ENGLAND -- AND THE START OF THE 1970 HARP INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX CYCLING RACE.

    60 COMPETITORS FROM BRITAIN AND A NUMBER OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN THE GRAND PRIX --- HELD OVER TEN LAPS OF A TEN-MILE (16 KILOMETRE) CIRCUIT AROUND BEACONSFIELD.

    No.6, REGIS OVION OF FRANCE, WAS AN EARLY LEADER.

    CROWDS ALONG THE ROUTE WATCHED SOME OF EUROPE'S TOP CYCLISTS IN THE GRAND PRIX - CONSIDERED ONE OF THE LEADING RACES IN BRITAIN. IT'S BEEN HELD EVERY YEAR SINCE 1956.

    AFTER 80 MILES (129 KILOMETRES) A 15-STRONG GROUP BROKE AWAY AND SAYED AHEAD FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE RACE.

    THE FINAL LAP....AND IN FRONT WAS BELGIUM'S HUGO DEHAES, WHO HAD TAKEN THE LEAD FIVE MILES (EIGHT KILOMETRES) FROM THE FINISH. DEHAES, NUMBER 3, HELD OFF THE PURSUING GROUP TO CROSS THE LINE IN FIRST POSITION, 12 SECONDS ??? OF BEN JENBROERS OF HOLLAND AND GUY MAINGON OF FRANCE.

    THE WINNERS TIME....FOUR HOURS 14 MINUTES FIVE SECONDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6YQ3JVO6HQ4NESNEYSAKK6P3M
    Media URN:
    VLVA6YQ3JVO6HQ4NESNEYSAKK6P3M
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/04/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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