• Short Summary

    THE FINAL STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE-FROM NEVERS TO PARIS (168 1/4 MILES) - WAS MARRED BY HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERAL ACCIDENTS TO COMPETITORS.

  • Description

    THE FINAL STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE-FROM NEVERS TO PARIS (168 1/4 MILES) - WAS MARRED BY HEAVY RAIN AND SEVERAL ACCIDENTS TO COMPETITORS. IT WAS, HOWEVER, A TRIUMPH FOR JACQUES ANQUETIL (NO 1) OF FRANCE, WHO WON THE 2,655-MILE TEST OF EXTREME FITNESS AND STAMINA FOR THE THIRD TIME, AND 35,000 SPECTATORS IN THE PARC DES PRINCESS STADIUM GAME HIM A HERO'S RECEPTION.

    ANQUETIL'S TIME FOR THE ENTIRE RACE WAS 114-HOURS 31-MINS 54 SECS. SECOND IN THE OVERALL CLASSIFICATION WAS J. PLANKAERT (BELGIUM), FOUR MINUTES AND 59-SECS BEHIND. R. POULIDOR (FRANCE) WAS THIRD: G. DESMET (BELGIUM) FOURTH: B. GELGDERMANS (HOLLAND) FIFTH: T. SIMPSON (BRITAIN) SIXTH, THE FIRST BRITISH CYCLIST TO FINISH AMONG THE LEADERS OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE.

    WINNER OF THE FINAL STAGE WAS R. BENEDETTI OF ITALY, FOLLOWED BY M. ONGENAE (BELGIUM) AND P. BEUFFEUIL (FRANCE). R. ALTIG OF GERMANY WON THE GREEN JERSEY AS WINNER OF MOST POINTS. F. HAHAMONTES OF SPAIN WON THE MOUNTAIN CLIMBING TROPHY, AND THE SAINT RAPHAEL GEMINIANI TEAM - A COMBINATION OF FRENCH-GERMAN-AND DUTCH RIDERS- WON THE INTERNATIONAL TEAM AWARD.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ZGQZB8QA1V54YWXBSS85G24W
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ZGQZB8QA1V54YWXBSS85G24W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/07/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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