• Short Summary

    A MAGNIFICENT RIDE BY TOMMY SIMPSON, AN ENGLISHMEN NOW LIVING IN BELGIUM, GAVE HIM VICTORY IN THE 100 MILE (161 KILOMETRE) PROFESSIONAL MANX PREMIER CYCLE ROAD RACE IN THE ISLE OF MAN YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).

  • Description

    A MAGNIFICENT RIDE BY TOMMY SIMPSON, AN ENGLISHMEN NOW LIVING IN BELGIUM, GAVE HIM VICTORY IN THE 100 MILE (161 KILOMETRE) PROFESSIONAL MANX PREMIER CYCLE ROAD RACE IN THE ISLE OF MAN YESTERDAY (TUESDAY).SIMPSON BECAME THE FIRST ENGLISHMAN TO WIN THIS RACE, WHICH ALWAYS ATTRACTS SOME OF THE GREATEST CONTINENTAL RIDERS.

    THE WEATHER WAS SO BAD THAT ONLY 16 OF THE 69 STARTERS SURVIVED THE GALE-FORCE WINDS AND RAIN TO COMPLETE THE TEN LAPS OF THE "CLYPSE CIRCUIT".DUTCHMAN HUBERTUS ZILVERBERG BUILT UP A CONSIDERABLE LEAD - AT THE END OF LAP 7 HE WAS OVER 2 MINUTES AHEAD OF HIS NEAREST RIVAL - BUT IN THE LAST HALF-MILE SIMPSON OVERTOOK THE DUTCHMAN TO STREAK AWAY TO WIN BY A HUNDRED YARDS.FRENCHMEN HAMON AND MANZANO WERE THE ONLY OTHER RIDERS ABLE TO CHALLENGE ZILVERBERG.MANZANO EDGED HIM OUT OF SECOND PLACE, AND HE HAD TO BE CONTENT WITH THIRD.SIMPSON'S TIME OF 4 HOURS 49 MINUTES 51.2 SECONDS WAS THE SLOWEST IN THE HISTORY OF THE RACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7SSXOEFNZM0KUOH614EBBTHVF
    Media URN:
    VLVA7SSXOEFNZM0KUOH614EBBTHVF
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:46:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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