• Short Summary

    Australian cyclist John Nicholson realised a two year ambition when he won the world professional sprint title in Liege, Belgium, on Monday (25 August).

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    Australian cyclist John Nicholson realised a two year ambition when he won the world professional sprint title in Liege, Belgium, on Monday (25 August).

    He defeated Peder Pederson of Denmark to reverse the result of last year, when the Dane beat the Australian.

    The ride-off for third and fourth places saw Ryoji Abe become the first Japanese rider to win a world cycling medal when he edged out another Australian, Danny clark.

    Nicholson of Melbourne and Clark for Gorge Town, Tasmania, Started their preparation for the assault on the world title in San Sebastian, Spain, before the world titles were held there two years ago.

    Other victories in the last night of the world championships, went to west German riders.

    Deiter Kemper, 38, defeated Dutch champion Cees Stam to win the world motor-paced championship.

    And the West German squad held on by a hairoread???h to keep the team pursuit title from the strong Russian team.

    The West Germans overcame the loss of one of their top riders, Peter Vonhof, with two laps to go to beat the russians, who at almost the same moment lost one of their riders, Viktor Sokolov.

    Vonhof suddenly swerved onto the cinders below the track, but the rest of the team stayed together to win by only 29/100 of the second.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9P7QHVWFFP6TO7TOQHGONFWZ4
    Media URN:
    VLVA9P7QHVWFFP6TO7TOQHGONFWZ4
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:10:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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