• Short Summary

    The world's finest spring cyclists were in action at London's Herne Hill track on Good Friday (April 12) -- the meeting which traditionally opens the European summer track season.

  • Description

    The world's finest spring cyclists were in action at London's Herne Hill track on Good Friday (April 12) -- the meeting which traditionally opens the European summer track season.

    Before rain stopped the Southern countries Cycling Union meeting three quarters of the way through, former world professional sprint champion Leijn Loevesijn of Holland beat the current world champion Robert Van Lancker of Belgium by two matches to one in a professional challenge event.

    The main event was one of three matches of a seven nation contest for the Honda Challenge with world lass riders representing Creat Britain. France, Denmark, Italy, East Germany, Holland and Australia.

    Ian Hallam, the Commonwealth Games Champion gave Britain a good start by winning the 4,000 metres pursuit.

    The heats of the amateur Champion of Champions race developed into a duel between Daniel Morelon of France six times amateur world champion and Munich Olympic gold medallist and Commonwealth Champion John Nicholson of Australia.

    Both qualified for the final, together with Jurgen Geschhke of East Germany. But it had to be cancelled because of the rain.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA95SRLYFF8DZIH55OQ657P2SXT
    Media URN:
    VLVA95SRLYFF8DZIH55OQ657P2SXT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/04/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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