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    Sixty crack cyclists - from Belgium, Britain, France, West and East Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland - met at Hanover, West Germany, Feb 19, for the 12th world cross-country cycling championships.

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    Sixty crack cyclists - from Belgium, Britain, France, West and East Germany, Holland, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Switzerland - met at Hanover, West Germany, Feb 19, for the 12th world cross-country cycling championships.

    Covering a total of 15 miles in eight laps over a rough course bristling with obstacles, the riders battled for over an hour for the world title defended by Rolf Wolfshohl (No 7) of Cologne.

    Wolfshohl retained his title in the brilliant time of 1 hour 4 min 26 secs; with Renato Longo (No 39) of Milan - world champion in 1959 - taking second place in 1 hour 4 min 40 secs. Third was France's Andre Dufraisse (No 21) - celebrated world champion for five successive years, 1954-58 - in 1 hour 5 min 54 secs. Places 4 to 7 were shared by Belgium and Spain.

    In the team placings, Belgium was first, France second, Italy third, and West German fourth.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAC3BFBVZPF7VHB8TWZK5HGCI7C
    Media URN:
    VLVAC3BFBVZPF7VHB8TWZK5HGCI7C
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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