• Short Summary

    FRENCHMAN JACQUES ANQUETIL'S NEWLY WON WORLD ONE-HOUR CYCLING RECORD WAS THE CENTRE OF A CONTROVERSY TODAY (THURSDAY) AFTER THE VETERAN RIDER DECLINED TO HAVE AN ANTI-DOPING CHECK IMMEDIATELY AFTER YESTERDAY'S (WEDNESDAY) RIDE, AS THE TRACK DOCTOR DEMANDED.

  • Description

    FRENCHMAN JACQUES ANQUETIL'S NEWLY WON WORLD ONE-HOUR CYCLING RECORD WAS THE CENTRE OF A CONTROVERSY TODAY (THURSDAY) AFTER THE VETERAN RIDER DECLINED TO HAVE AN ANTI-DOPING CHECK IMMEDIATELY AFTER YESTERDAY'S (WEDNESDAY) RIDE, AS THE TRACK DOCTOR DEMANDED.

    ANQUETIL'S ACTION COULD RESULT IN HIS RECORD NOT BEING GIVEN OFFICIAL APPROVAL.

    HEATED ROWS BLEW UP AT MILAN'S VIGORELLI STADIUM WHEN TRACK DOCTOR GIULIANO MARENA WANTED TO MAKE THE TEST IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE ATTEMPT AND THE RIDER AND HIS TEAM MANAGER RAPHAEL GEMINIANI SAID THEY WOULD HAVE IT LATER IN THE HOTEL AFTER ANQUETIL HAD RESTED.

    EARLIER ANQUETIL, FIVE TIMES WINNER OF THE TOUR DE FRANCE, HAD COVERED 47 KILOMETRES, 492 METRES AND 66 CENTIMETRES (JUST OVER 29 1/2 MILES) IN THE HOUR, BEATING COUNTRYMAN ROGER RIVIERE'S 1958 RECORD OF 47 KM 347 M (29,4 MILES).

    AT 33, ANQUETIL IS THE OLDEST CYCLIST TO ATTEMPT THE RECORD.NO TOP RIDER HAS PREVIOUSLY ATTACKED RIVIERE'S RECORD, LARGELY BECAUSE OF THE RISK OF FAILURE AND THE SUBSEQUENT LOSS OF PRESTIGE.

    CONDITIONS YESTERDAY WERE FAIRLY GOOD. THERE WAS VIRTUALLY NO WIND, BUT IT WAS WARM AND HUMID.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVABJMNAONNI1MAQ5E7IVUY4FPSF
    Media URN:
    VLVABJMNAONNI1MAQ5E7IVUY4FPSF
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/09/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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