• Short Summary

    BRITISH RIDERS TODAY (FRIDAY) FILLED FIRST AND SECOND PLACES IN THE MANX INTERNATIONAL CYCLE T.T.?

  • Description

    BRITISH RIDERS TODAY (FRIDAY) FILLED FIRST AND SECOND PLACES IN THE MANX INTERNATIONAL CYCLE T.T. RACE, STAGED AS PART OF THE ISLE OF MAN CYCLING FESTIVAL BEING HELD THIS WEEKEND.

    L.WEST OF THE ENGLAND "B" TEAM WON FROM R. ADDEY OF THE ENGLAND "A" TEAM WITH BELGIUM'S R. SWERTS TAKING THIRD PLACE.

    THE GRUELLING EVENT WAS HELD OVER THE FAMOUS ISLE OF MAN T.T. COURSE AND IT MEANT THREE TIMES AROUND THE MOUNTAIN CIRCUIT FOR A TOTAL DISTANCE OF 113 MILES.

    CONDITIONS WERE IDEAL AND THERE WAS NO TROUBLE IN GETTING THE 103 RIDERS AWAY IN A MASS START. AMONG THE COMPETITORS WERE NATIONAL TEAMS FROM HOLLAND, BELGIUM, IRELAND, SCOTLAND AND WALES AS WELL AS ENGLAND.

    FOR THE FIRST 32 MILES SWERTS OF BELGIUM LED THE FIELD, BUT HE WAS CAUGHT AND PASSED BY WEST AND ADDEY WHO STAGED A FINE DUEL FOR FIRST PLACE OVER THE FINAL FEW MILES.

    THE GOVERNOR OF THE ISLE OF MAN, SIR RONALD GARVEY, PRESENTED WEST WITH HIS WINNERS SASH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA79PYBXHMWAG2PQIKGO3G4Z653
    Media URN:
    VLVA79PYBXHMWAG2PQIKGO3G4Z653
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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