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    Riders in the Tour of Austria cycle race started from Spittal, Carinthia, June 28, on the fourth leg over 95 miles across the Hobe Tauern mountain range to Saalfelden near Salzburg.

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    Riders in the Tour of Austria cycle race started from Spittal, Carinthia, June 28, on the fourth leg over 95 miles across the Hobe Tauern mountain range to Saalfelden near Salzburg.

    For the first 55 miles, from Spittal to Heiligenblut at the foot of Grossglockner (12,457 ft.) the race was uneventful. Then came the most difficult stretch of this mountain stage of the Tour - the thirteen miles up to the Fuschertoerl, the Grossglockner Pass at altitude 7,950 ft.

    Several riders broke away from the field and formed a vanguard, from which Austrian Felix Damn and Germany's Karlheinz Kunde eventually emerged as the two leaders. Approaching the top, Kunde was some 50 yards back but continued to make headway and get within 20 yards of Damn as the Austrian reached the highest spot. Damn made the climb in the new record time of 1 hour 10 min 30 secs - average speed 11.125 mph - to gain the title of "Grossglockner King".

    Then there was a general mad scramble down the mountain road to Saalfelden. Over the last few miles, Damn and Kunde were still in the lead. Kunde showed more stamina in the final spurt crossed the finishing line before Damn to win the fourth stage of the Tour in 4 hours 40 min 52 secs. The yellow jersey is still being worn by Innthaler of Austria, current overall leader of the Tour.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA75D0T3YNT2KWGG33NHPD16OY8
    Media URN:
    VLVA75D0T3YNT2KWGG33NHPD16OY8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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