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    A MAGNIFICENT RIDE BY TOMMY SIMPSON (PEUGEOT B.P.) TODAY (TUESDAY) GAVE HIM VICTORY IN THE?

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    GV PAN CYCLISTS AT STARTING LINE
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    CU NO. 21 V. DENSON
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    CU 11 R. SCIARDIS
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    CU NO. 16 GUIDO CARLESI
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    CU NO 1 VAN LOOY
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    GV START OF RACE
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    GTV PAN CYCLISTS THROUGH RAIN-SOAKED STREETS AT SPEED
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    GV GROUP AROUND BEND
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    GV PAN DITTO
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    GV DITTO
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    CU T. SIMPSON, THE WINNER
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    Initials IT/S/MGT/EEH


    SPORT: CYCLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A MAGNIFICENT RIDE BY TOMMY SIMPSON (PEUGEOT B.P.) TODAY (TUESDAY) GAVE HIM VICTORY IN THE 100-MILE (161 KM) PROFESSIONAL MANX PREMIER CYCLE RACE IN THE ISLE OF MAN.THE WEATHER WAS SO BAD THAT ONLY 16 OF THE 69 STARTERS SURVIVED THE WIND, COLD AND RAIN TO COMPLETE THE SCHEDULED 10 LAPS.

    SIMPSON, AN ENGLISHMAN WHO NOW LIVES IN BELGIUM, WAS LYING SIXTH AT THE END OF THE FOURTH LAP BUT STEADILY MADE HIS WAY THROUGH THE FIELD TO TAKE SECOND POSITION FOR THE FINAL LAP.AND THEN, IN THE LAST HALF-MILE (804 METRES), HE STREAKED AWAY FROM TWO FRENCHMEN AND A DUTCHMAN TO WIN BY NEARLY 100 YARDS (91 METRES).HIS WINNING TIME OF 4 HR.49 MIN.51.2 SECS WAS THE SLOWEST IN THE HISTORY OF THE RACE AND PROOF OF THE TOUGH CONDITIONS.

    MANUEL MANZANO (MERCIER B.P.FRANCE) WAS SECOND, AND HUBERT SILVERBERG (MIDDELKAMP, HOLLAND) THIRD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAADOXCQ1FV9BCD49IFAN6F0DWG
    Media URN:
    VLVAADOXCQ1FV9BCD49IFAN6F0DWG
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MP4
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:55:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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