• Short Summary

    HOLLAND'S "FLYING DUTCHMAN", PETER POST, LED HIS TEAM TO VICTORY IN THE MARATHON "SIX DAYS OF BRUSSELS" CYCLE RACE.

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    HOLLAND'S "FLYING DUTCHMAN", PETER POST, LED HIS TEAM TO VICTORY IN THE MARATHON "SIX DAYS OF BRUSSELS" CYCLE RACE. IN A SPIRITED FINALE, AND HIS TEAM-MATE, PFENNINGER, HELD OFF CHALLENGES BY TWO OTHER TEAMS TO WIN THE COVETED EVENT.

    AN ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD JAMMED THE PALAIS DES SPORTS, FOR THE FINAL TWO HOURS OF THE SIX-DAY RACE. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE START OF THE LAST SESSION, POST ATTACKED AND GRASPED A ONE LAP ADVANTAGE.

    BUT IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE LAST FIFTEEN MINUTES THAT THE LEADER OF THE BELGIAN-DANISH TEAM, VAN STEENBERGEN, THREW OUT CHALLENGE AFTER CHALLENGE TO POST. HOWEVER, POST, IN A COMMANDING POSITION, WAS ABLE TO CROSS THE LINE A CLEAR WINNER AFTER THE FINAL SPRINT.

    IN THE SIX-DAYS, THE 15 TEAMS TAKING PART RACED 1593-MILES (2585 KILOMETER), WITH THE LAST 62-MILES, (100 KILOMETERS), BEING COVERED IN ONE-HOUR-40-MINUTES-55-SECONDS.

    FINAL PLACINGS WERE: FIRST: POST-PFENNINGER, (HOLLAND-GERMANY); SECOND: VEN STEENBERGEN-LYKKE, (BELGIUM-DENMARK); THIRD , VANNITSEN-BUGDAHL, (BELGIUM-GERMANY).)

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7Q7FTP9Y7B1GC45I8V8054EZ8
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Q7FTP9Y7B1GC45I8V8054EZ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/11/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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