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    Cycling... The 44th "Tour of Italy", one of the country's most eagerly awaited sporting events,?

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    Cycling... The 44th "Tour of Italy", one of the country's most eagerly awaited sporting events, began at Turin, May 20. The event is organised by the "Sports Gazette" newspaper; and draws competitors from many overseas countries as well as Italy.

    This year, 170 competitors started out. After passing through the more important cities of Italy, Sardinia and Sicily, the route ends at Milan. The total distance is 3,969 kilometres, and the event lasts 23 days.

    Favourites this year - Charly Gaul of Belgium and the Italians, Battistini and Massignan. The Frenchman Jacques Anquetil is another favourite, but his specialty is speed and the Tour is based on endurance.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABVTJXM0JPQWR9XBBU7PTWW98V
    Media URN:
    VLVABVTJXM0JPQWR9XBBU7PTWW98V
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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