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    Italian cyclist Sante Gaiardoni - at the top of his form - established a new world record at the EUR Velodrome in Rome, during the Italian Cycling Championships, July 3, when he covered one kilometre in 1 minute 7.5 secs.

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    GV PAN..Indoor cycle track at the EUR Velodrome in Rome
    GV The Lombardy team onto track and past start
    GTV The Lombardy team around track
    GV Spectators
    GV Sante Gaiardoni onto track and around
    SV PAN..Towards and past camera
    GV PAN..Sante Gaiardoni makes new world record
    SV Judges
    CU Gaiardoni is congratulated by Mr. Rodoni (President of the International Cycling Union) and Mr. Costa (Chief Judge at EUR track)
    CU Stop watch shows Gaiardoni's time..1min 7secs
    CU Gaiardoni wearing yellow sweater and carrying flowers, cycles around track

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    Background: Italian cyclist Sante Gaiardoni - at the top of his form - established a new world record at the EUR Velodrome in Rome, during the Italian Cycling Championships, July 3, when he covered one kilometre in 1 minute 7.5 secs. His average speed was 53.333 Kms per hour. The previous world record of 1 minute 8.4 secs was held by Giuseppe Beghetto.

    Another very fast time was set up by the Lombardy 4-man team - Vigna, Officio, Roncati and Arient - who, after a bad start - covered the 4000 metres team pursuit distance in 4 minutes 32 seconds, at an average speed of 52.940 Kms.p.h.

    Selectors were present in strength to select possibles for the Italian Olympic cycling team. It is felt that Italian and Australian riders will almost certainly take top honours in the Olympic long distance cycling events.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7WR7V48CB7SJO4NAYIISO143W
    Media URN:
    VLVA7WR7V48CB7SJO4NAYIISO143W
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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