• Short Summary

    THE NINTH STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE -- 148 1/2 MILES (238 KILOMETRES) FROM BRIANCON THROUGH THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ALPS TO MONACO.

  • Description

    THE NINTH STAGE OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE -- 148 1/2 MILES (238 KILOMETRES) FROM BRIANCON THROUGH THE FOOTHILLS OF THE ALPS TO MONACO. YESTERDAY'S (TUESDAY'S) STAGE WAS TOUGH RIDING FOR MUCH OF THE WAY AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THIS YEAR'S TOUR -- JACQUES ANQUETIL -- NEAR LEGENDARY FIGURE IN THIS RACE WHICH HE HAS WON FOUR TIMES -- LEAPT INTO PROMINENCE.

    ANQUETIL WENT INTO FIFTH POSITION IN THE OVERALL PLACINGS, 4 MINUTES 22 SECONDS BEHIND THE LEADER, G. GROUSSARD OF FRANCE. ANQUETIL STARTED AMONG THE FAVOURITES FOR THE RACE, BUT SOME OF THE EXPERTS BELIEVE HE MAY HAVE LEFT HIS EFFORT TOO LATE, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE STILL 12 STAGES TO GO, AMONG THEM THE SPEED TRIALS IN WHICH HE ALWAYS DOES WELL.

    THE TOUR DE FRANCE IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE WORLD'S GREATEST RACE FOR PROFESSIONAL CYCLISTS. 132 RIDERS STARTED OUT THIS YEAR IN THE RACE WHICH THE WHOLE NATION WATCHES WITH INTEREST FOR NEARLY A MONTH. THE RACE COVERS 2,800 MILES (4500 KLMS) OVER THREE MOUNTAIN SECTIONS AND ALONG THREE COASTAL STRETCHES. WITH THE RIDERS GO THE TRAINERS, MECHANICS, SPARE-PARTS MEN, DOCTORS, MASSEURS, PUBLICITY MEN AND PRESS -- ALL THE PARAPHANALIA OF A TRAVELLING CIRCUS.

    BY THE TIME YESTERDAY'S STAGE WAS ON THE DOWNWARD RUN TOT HE MEDITERRANEAN A GROUP OF 22 RIDERS HAD BROKEN AWAY, AMONG THEM WERE THE OVERALL LEADER, GROUSSARD, THE SECOND OVERALL, BAHAMONTES, SPAIN, THE THIRD OVERALL, POULIDOR OF FRANCE, ANQUETIL, AND BRITAIN'S BOBBY SIMPSON NOW LYING EIGHT OVERALL.

    WHEN THE LEADERS ARRIVED IN THE DIRT STADIUM AT MONACO, ANQUETIL AND SIMPSON HAD BROKEN AWAY FROM THE GROUP AND SIMPSON WAS ON THE WHEEL OF ANQUETIL. SIMPSON MADE A MAGNIFICENT EFFORT OUT COULD NOT PASS THE FRENCHMAN. THEY BOTH FINISHED IN THE SAME TIME FOR THE STAGE: 7 HOURS 26 MINUTES 59 SECONDS. FOR FINISHING FIRST ANQUETIL GAINED A BONUS MINUTE, AND SIMPSON A BONUS 30 SECOND OFF THEIR TIME.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8FBROBLGI6YNQ4PCDRV3W670L
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FBROBLGI6YNQ4PCDRV3W670L
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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