• Short Summary

    West German Dietrich Thurau, beat world champion cyclist Eddy Merckx of Colgium into third place in the Glenryck Cup event in London on Saturday (11 June).

  • Description

    1.
    GV ZOOM IN Crowds at the Eastway cycle circuit in east London
    0.08

    2.
    CU PAN Newsmen gathered around Eddy Merckx (Belgium) wearing number one jersey
    0.16

    3.
    SV Crowd
    0.17

    4.
    LV PAN Rolling start to race
    0.34

    5.
    SV Cyclists around curve with Merckx in lead (4 shots)
    0.58

    6.
    TO VIEW Uphill, Merckx loses lead
    1.04

    7.
    CU Number ??? seven, Dietrich Thurau (West Germany) leading
    1.09

    8.
    TOP VIEW PAN Other riders in pursuit with Merckx in fourth position
    1.15

    9.
    TOP VIEW Start of last lap with Thurau leading easily
    1.20

    10.
    TOP VIEW PAN Other riders in pursuit with number 18, Syd Barrass (UK) moving up to second place and merckx lying fifth
    1.30

    11.
    CU Race official
    1.33

    12.
    TOP VIEW Finish of race with Thurau coasting over line, followed a long way back by Barrass and Merckx
    1.54



    Initials OS


    SPORT: CYCLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: West German Dietrich Thurau, beat world champion cyclist Eddy Merckx of Colgium into third place in the Glenryck Cup event in London on Saturday (11 June). Syd Barrass of the United Kingdom took second place and he and Merckx finished about 20 yards (metres) behind Thurau.

    SYNOPSIS: A large crowd turned out at the Eastway circuit in east London and many of them were only there to watch Merckx. He's hailed as one of the greatest cyclists of all time and later this month he'll be attempting to win the Tour de France race for the sixth time.

    There were about 60 cyclists in the main race and it was the biggest professional track event ever staged in Britain. The course covered sixty miles (80 kilometres) over a one-mile (1.6 km) track of hills and bends.

    The track was probably not quite rugged enough for Merckx, seen here loading the field. He's a superb mountain climber and could do little to stop Thurau from taking the lead over after about an hour and a half of the two-hour race.

    By the last lap, Merckx had fallen back to fourth position and Thurau had a comfortable lead.

    Syd Barrass, wearing the number 18 jersey, moved up to second place near the end of the race.

    The crowd was surprised to see Thurau win so easily, but none of the riders had any answers when he suddenly snatched a 16-second lead with six laps to go. Barrass, the British professional champion finished second and Merckx third.

    Thurau, at 22, is one of the up-and-coming cyclists. He's also his team's main hope for this year's Tour de France.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD72WBJS13R6EECHBUNN3XYCN4
    Media URN:
    VLVAD72WBJS13R6EECHBUNN3XYCN4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

Comments (0)

We always welcome comments and more information about our films.
All posts are reactively checked. Libellous and abusive comments are forbidden.

Add your comment