• Short Summary

    THE WEST BERLIN SIX-DAY CYCLE RACE GOT OFF TO A GAY START YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). BANDS?

  • Description

    THE WEST BERLIN SIX-DAY CYCLE RACE GOT OFF TO A GAY START YESTERDAY (SATURDAY). BANDS BLARED AND THE MINI-SKIRT SET TWISTED ON THE TRACK. RAQUEL WELCH, THE ACTRESS, FIRED THE STARTER GUN AND THE WEEK'S BUSINESS BEGAN - TO A TUMULT OF ENCOURAGING WHISTLES.

    FOURTEEN INTERNATIONAL TEAMS ARE TAKING PART. IN ONE OF THE PREMIUM SPRINTS, ROMAIN DE LOOF OF BELGIUM WAS FIRST; BERND ROHR OF GERMANY, SECOND; AND PATRIC SERCU OF BELGIUM, THIRD. SERCU IS THE EX-WORLD AMATEUR SPRINT CHAMPION AND OLYMPIC MEDALIST.

    THOUGH THE FESTIVE START TO INDOOR CYCLING REMAINS, THE RACE ITSELF IS NO LONGER THE SIX-DAY ORDEAL IT WAS IN THE PIONEER DAYS OF THE SPORT. TODAY, THE COMPETITORS HAVE TO TAKE A FOUR-HOUR BREAK FOR EVERY EIGHT ON THE TRACK. THIS MEANS THAT THE SPECTATORS CAN HAVE A BREAK TOO.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAZ9LNWEXPB2VI7UTCOP94MTJO
    Media URN:
    VLVAAZ9LNWEXPB2VI7UTCOP94MTJO
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/01/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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