• Short Summary

    THE 63RD BERLIN SIX-DAY CYCLE RACE BEGAN ON THURSDAY (27 MARCH) AT THE DEUTSCHLANDHALLE IN WEST BERLIN.

  • Description

    THE 63RD BERLIN SIX-DAY CYCLE RACE BEGAN ON THURSDAY (27 MARCH) AT THE DEUTSCHLANDHALLE IN WEST BERLIN. THE RACE WAS STARTED BY WEST GERMAN ACTOR HEINZ DRACHE, AND OLYMPIC CANOE CHAMPION MISS RENATE BREUER.

    THE 145-HOUR RACE ON THE 208-METRE TRACK, THE LONGEST INDOOR TRACK IN GERMANY, IS ENLIVENED WITH HOUR-PURSUITS, PURSUITS OVER UNKNOWN DISTANCES, SPRINT PRIZES AND CHAMPIONSHIPS, ELIMINATION CONTESTS AND OTHER EVENTS.

    THE FIRST UNKNOWN-DISTANCE CHASE WAS WON BY TEAM NUMBER 9, KLAUS BUGDAHL (WEST BERLIN) AND SIGI RENZ (WEST GERMANY) WEARING BLACK.

    THE OTHER TEAMS ARE: TEAM 1: PETER POST (NETHERLANDS) AND PATRICK SERCU (BELGIUM) IN EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS COLOURS; TEAM 2: WOLFGANG SCHULZE (WEST BERLIN) AND HORST OLDENBURG (WEST GERMANY) WEARING WEST GERMAN COLOURS; TEAM 3: EMILE SEVERELYNS (BELGIUM) AND GRAEME GILMORE (AUSTRALIA) IN BLUE; TEAM 4: GIUSEPPE BEGHETTO (ITALY) AND OLE RITTER (DENMARK) WEARING WORLD CHAMPIONS COLOUR; TEAM 5: ROMAIN DE LOOF AND THEO VERSCHUEREN (BELGIUM) IN YELLOW; TEAM 6: DIETER KEMPEER (WEST GERMANY) AND JIRI DALER (CZECHOSLOVAKIA) IN RED; TEAM 7: WINIFRIED BOELKE (WEST GERMANY) AND FREDDY EUGEN (DENMARK) IN DANISH COLOURS; TEAM 8: ALAIN VAN LANCKER AND JACKY MOURIOUX (FRANCE) IN FRENCH COLOURS; TEAM 10: ALBERT FRITZ AND OTTO BENNEWITZ (WEST GERMANY) IN GREEN; TEAM 11: ERNST STRENG (WEST GERMANY) AND CARLO RANCATI (MILAN) IN YELLOW AND RED STRIPES; TEAM 12: PETER GLEMSER AND HERBERT WILDE (WEST GERMANY) IN LILAO; AND TEAM 13: DIETER PUSCHEL (WEST BERLIN) AND MARTIN GOMBERT (WEST GERMANY) IN BLACK AND WHITE CHECK.

    IN THE SIX-DAY RACE THE TWO MEMBERS OF EACH TEAM CAN TAKE OVER THE RACE FROM ONE ANOTHER AT ANY TINE, PROVIDED THEY ARE RIDING LEVEL AT THE TIME. NORMALLY THIS IS DONE BY A TOUCH OF THE HAND, BUT DURING A PURSUIT, WHEN OTHER COMPETITORS ARE IN BETWEEN THE TEAM-MATES, THE HAND-TOUCH IS NOT REQUIRED.

    IF A COMPETITOR IS PUT OUT OF THE RACE BY A FALL OR OTHER REASON, HIS TEAM-MATE CAN IMMEDIATELY CLAIM HIS REST PERIOD IN ORDER TO FIND A SUBSTITUTE TEAM-MATE, AND REJOIN THE RACE.

    THE BERLIN SIX-HOUR RACE IS FIRST AND FOREMOST A SPORTING EVENT, BUT SPECTATORS CAN TAKE A BREAK FROM THE TENSION ON THE TRACK OVER A GLASS OF BEER OR EVEN DANCE TO THE BAND.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8OAGPZTMNRU4F26J58PJ9N063
    Media URN:
    VLVA8OAGPZTMNRU4F26J58PJ9N063
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/03/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:27:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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