• Short Summary

    Europes top road cyclists - 154 supremely fit athletes - poured out of Grant today in glorious weather for the season's first major international race.

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    Europes top road cyclists - 154 supremely fit athletes - poured out of Grant today in glorious weather for the season's first major international race. Up hill and down dale, the tough 230 km course quickly sorts out the best riders. Today, seven of the contestants made a private competition of the race. After about 45 km the 'super seven' gradually began to draw away from the rest of the riders. Dutchman Wagtoans, Italian Mascimbane (No 15), Belgian Keteleer (no 6) and Frenchman Fore???tier (No 58) seemed to be having the best of the battle until the cortuous hill of Renaix. At this major obstacle two Belgians Germain Derycke and Janssens forged to the front and left the rest behind in the famons 'wall of Grammont'. For several kilometres these two fought neck and neck, but it was Derycke (No 4) who finally won the day with a terrific finishing sprint.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8A9HDPV3GK16O6X30RQ219QVW
    Media URN:
    VLVA8A9HDPV3GK16O6X30RQ219QVW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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