• Short Summary

    In the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain cycling race, June 11, a 25-year-old Swedish clerk, Owe Adamson, (No 16) managed to win in a close finish, narrowing the gap between himself and race leader Bill Bradley of England.

  • Description

    In the sixth stage of the Tour of Britain cycling race, June 11, a 25-year-old Swedish clerk, Owe Adamson, (No 16) managed to win in a close finish, narrowing the gap between himself and race leader Bill Bradley of England. Adamson covered the 138 miles from Great Yarmouth to Wembley, London, in 6 hrs. 25 mins 16 secs. Second was England's Douglas Collins (No 28), followed by another Swede, Sume Hansson.

    Although this was the flattest stretch the riders have been over so far, a strong head-wind forced them to slow down and they fell behind the expected time of arrival. Only 58 out of the original 85 cyclists who started the tour from Blackpool left from Great Yarmouth. England's Hinds (No 29) was the first man to break away from the pack, gaining a two minutes' lead at the half way stage before being caught by a group of four. Hinds, by this time worn out from his effort, could only watch them sweep past, seven miles from the finish.

    With just under half of the Tour distance covered, England still lead in the team event, but this latest win has given the Swedish riders fresh hope of being able to overtake the English team before the end of the race in Blackpool, June 18.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9BHJ7FJRZMD1S0MENBG9OMYUI
    Media URN:
    VLVA9BHJ7FJRZMD1S0MENBG9OMYUI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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