• Short Summary

    THE 27-YEAR-OLD SWEDISH STAR, GOSTA PETTERSSON, WON THE "TOUR OF BRITAIN" CYCLE RACE WHICH ENDED AT BLACKPOOL, NORTH-WESTERN ENGLAND TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    THE 27-YEAR-OLD SWEDISH STAR, GOSTA PETTERSSON, WON THE "TOUR OF BRITAIN" CYCLE RACE WHICH ENDED AT BLACKPOOL, NORTH-WESTERN ENGLAND TODAY (SATURDAY). HE IS ONLY THE THIRD RIDER IN THE HISTORY OF THE RACE TO LEAD FROM BEGINNING TO END. SECOND PLACE IN THE 1,400 MILE (2,253 KMS) RACE WENT TO SOKOLOV OF THE SOVIET UNION WITH DOYLE OF IRELAND THIRD. THE SOVIET UNION WON THE TEAM EVENT, ENGLAND WAS SECOND AND THE INTERNATIONAL ALL STARS WERE THIRD.

    THE FOURTEENTH AND FINAL STAGE OF THE RACE, 91 MILES (146.45 KMS) FROM MORECAMBE TO BLACKPOOL, WAS WON BY GOSTA PETTERSSON'S YOUNGER BROTHER, TOMAS. HE OUTSPRINTED BARRY MOSS OF THE BRITISH PROVINCES TEAM AFTER THE TWO MEN HAD RIDDEN THE LAST 46 MILES (74 KMS) TOGETHER. THEY FINISHED ABOUT THREE MINUTES AHEAD OF THE MAIN BUNCH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9P428W80KWIRNP45MEVBMKT69
    Media URN:
    VLVA9P428W80KWIRNP45MEVBMKT69
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/06/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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