• Short Summary

    TWENTY-FOUR RIDERS FROM SIX COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART IN THE SIX-DAY INDOOR CYCLE RACE AT THE MADRID STADIUM.

  • Description

    TWENTY-FOUR RIDERS FROM SIX COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART IN THE SIX-DAY INDOOR CYCLE RACE AT THE MADRID STADIUM. THE MARATHON STARTED AT MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY.

    IT WILL GO ON AROUND THE STADIUM TRACK TILL ONE IN THE MORNING ON NOVEMBER 5TH. 145 HOURS WILL HAVE THEN PASSED -- BUT THE CYCLISTS HAVE TO DO ONLY HALF THAT AS THE TEAMS ARE DIVIDED INTO TWO TO GIVE THEM REGULAR REST TIMES.

    THE WOODEN CIRCUIT IS ONLY OVER 200 METRES BUT BY THE END OF THE RACE THE GROUND COVERED WILL HAVE AMOUNTED TO 2,300 KMS (ABOUT 1450 MILES).

    AMONG THOSE IN THE TUSSLE FOR THE PRIZE MONEY (THE TOTAL AMOUNTS TO 2 MILLION PESETAS OR GBP12,000) AND A CAR IS LAST YEAR'S CO-WINNER VAN STEENBERGEN OF BELGIUM. HIS TEAM-MATE THIS TIME IS DE LOOF, A COMPATRIOT. LAST TIME HE WAS PARTNERED BY BAHAMONTES OF SPAIN.

    THE STADIUM HAS SEATING FOR 12,000. TO KEEP THE FANS OCCUPIED WHEN THEY ARE NOT WATCHING THEIR FAVOURITES, THERE ARE ON HAND CABARET SHOWS AND A STRING OF BARS -- OPEN TILL THE SMALL HOURS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACPPOGK26SV3BOWCEJQXNW5K56
    Media URN:
    VLVACPPOGK26SV3BOWCEJQXNW5K56
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/10/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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