• Short Summary

    CYCLING - AND THE TOUR DE TUNISIA. SOME 108 COMPETITORS FROM 18 COUNTRIES ARE TAKING?

  • Description

    CYCLING - AND THE TOUR DE TUNISIA. SOME 108 COMPETITORS FROM 18 COUNTRIES ARE TAKING PART IN THE 13-DAY MARATHON. FILM LOOKS AT LAST MONDAY'S FIRST STAGE FROM BIZERTA TO LA MARSA, A DISTANCE OF 160 KILOMETRES (100 MILES).

    A GRUELLING PACE WAS SET FROM THE START. SOON AFTER LEAVING THE START, A GROUP OF TEN OF SO RIDERS SPRINTED AWAY FROM THE REST OF THE FIELD.

    TWENTY-FIVE KILOMETRES FROM BIZERTA, CHAPPE OF FRANCE (NO. 73) - LEADING THE SECOND BUNCH - PUT ON A SPURT TO CHALLENGE THE LEADERS, AND JUST OUTSIDE MENZEL BOURGUIBA HE MANAGED TO CATCH UP.

    BY THIS TIME LENAERS, THE BELGIAN (NO. 34), WAS OUT IN FRONT OF THE LEADING BUNCH. BUT AT THE FINISH IT WAS A COLLEAGUE - GODEFROOT (NO. 32) - WHO WAS FIRST ACROSS THE LINE. CLOSE BEHIND WAS THE WEST GERMAN, MARKS (NO. 5) TO TAKE SECOND PLACE.

    BOTH WERE PRESENTED WITH BOUQUETS BY THE MAYOR OF LA MARSA, M. MEHIRI. THEN, TO CLIMAX THEIR TRIUMPH - A LAP OF HONOUR.

    GODEFROOT, WHO IS 21, COMES FROM GHENT. HE HAS BEEN RACING SINCE HE WAS 16, AND THIS IS HIS FIRST NATIONAL TEAM APPEARANCE FOR BELGIUM. DESPITE HIS SUCCESS, HE IS NOT YET A MEMBER OF THE OLYMPIC TRAINING SQUAD.

    THE 18 COUNTRIES TAKING PART: WEST GERMANY, ALGERIA, AUSTRIA, BELGIUM, BULGARIA, DENMARK, FINLAND, FRANCE, HOLLAND, MOROCCO, NORWAY, POLAND, RUMANIA, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, TUNISIA AND YUGOSLAVIA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD7TQ566M2V9UGGWSWQB65FO0C
    Media URN:
    VLVAD7TQ566M2V9UGGWSWQB65FO0C
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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