• Short Summary

    Roger Riviere of the French national team wins June 30 the sixth of the 22 legs of the world's longest toughest cycle race, the tour de France.

  • Description

    Roger Riviere of the French national team wins June 30 the sixth of the 22 legs of the world's longest toughest cycle race, the tour de France.

    The leg - through the chateau country between Blain and Nantes - is a short one - only 45 kilometres - and is the first of three raced against the clock in the 4,311 kilometre (2,679 mile)) Tour.

    Europe's top cycling starts are competing for the 2M franc prizemoney and other cash awards made by commercial firms boosting sales on the route.

    This year the Tour is a battle between the French national team, the Italians led by Ercole Baldini, world champion, and the Dutch-Luxembourg team of Charly Gaul, last year's winner.

    It began from Mulhouse June 25, ends in Paris July 18.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAPDL85DJ1AQJJZAUCVQC27AJ6
    Media URN:
    VLVAAPDL85DJ1AQJJZAUCVQC27AJ6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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