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    Czechoslovakians Vladimir Vackar and Miroslav Vimazal proved their domination of tandem sprint riding to win the gold medal at the World Cycling Championships in Montreal, Canada, on Monday night (19 August).

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    Czechoslovakians Vladimir Vackar and Miroslav Vimazal proved their domination of tandem sprint riding to win the gold medal at the World Cycling Championships in Montreal, Canada, on Monday night (19 August). Once again, they defeated the Soviet Union pair, Vladimir Sements and Victor Kopylov.

    In Spain last year, the Czechs also faced the Soviets for the gold medal. In Montreal on Monday, again the Czechs managed to block the Russians' usual tactic of sprinting the last two laps to win.

    The bronze medal went to Polish riders Andriej Bek and Benedykt Kocot, who overpowered the Dutch riders, Rini Langkuis and Lau Veldt, in a best-of-three series.

    SYNOPSIS: The tandem sprint event at the World Cycling Championships in Montreal, Canada, on Monday night saw yet another battle between the teams from Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union. The Czechs - Vladimir Vacker and Miroslav Vimazal - overtook the Soviets - Vladimir Sements and Victor Kopylov - with two laps to go. And from there, the Soviets could offer nothing in the way of a serious challenge. The two pairs last confronted each other in international competition in San Sebastian, Spain, last year, where the Czechs were able to take the medal. The situation was the same in Montreal.

    The Czechs blocked the usual Russian tactic of sprinting the last two laps. The bronze medal went to the Polish riders, Andriej Bek and Benedykt Kocot, who overpowered their Dutch opponents, Rini Langkuis and Lau Veldt.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNCOE2BTAF3D3IPKS1QHSW3V7
    Media URN:
    VLVABNCOE2BTAF3D3IPKS1QHSW3V7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:37:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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