• Short Summary

    GIOVANI BRAMUCCI, OF ITALY, TAKING THE LEAD IN THE LAST LAP, WON THE 194.832 KILOMETRES INDIVIDUAL ROAD CYCLE RACE ON FRIDAY (27 OCTOBER) TO GIVE ITALY ITS FIFTH CYCLING GOLD MEDAL IN THE PRE-OLYMPICS NOW TAKING PLACE IN MEXICO CITY.

  • Description

    GIOVANI BRAMUCCI, OF ITALY, TAKING THE LEAD IN THE LAST LAP, WON THE 194.832 KILOMETRES INDIVIDUAL ROAD CYCLE RACE ON FRIDAY (27 OCTOBER) TO GIVE ITALY ITS FIFTH CYCLING GOLD MEDAL IN THE PRE-OLYMPICS NOW TAKING PLACE IN MEXICO CITY.

    FROM THE SECOND OF EIGHT LAPS OF THE 24.354 KILOMETRES CIRCUIT, BRAMUCCI WAS ALWAYS WELL UP WITH THE LEADERS. DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE LAST LAP HE SHOT AHEAD FOR AN ADVANTAGE OF ONE MINUTE 20 SECONDS AND WENT ON ACROSS THE FINISHING LINE ALONG.

    BRAMUCCI COVERED THE ENTIRE COURSE IN FOUR HOURS 49 MINUTES 25.4 SECONDS AT AN AVERAGE SPEED OF 40.26 KILOMETRES PER HOUR.

    ONLY 22 OF THE 56 RIDERS WHO STARTED OUT ON THE GRUELLING RUN LASTED THE COURSE. TWO OF THE WITHDRAWALS WERE CAUSED BY PUNCTURES BUT MANY OF THE REMAINDER DROPPED OUT THROUGH FATIGUE.

    THE RACE STARTED IN COOLISH WEATHER, BUT IT BECAME HOTTER LATER. ABOUT 600 PEOPLE CROWDED AROUND THE FINISH LINE TO CHEER THE RIDERS IN.

    THE ITALIANS WERE GENERALLY WELL UP THROUGHOUT THE RACE. BY THE SIXTH LAP BRAMUCCI HAD MOVED UP TO KLAUS AMPLER OF EAST GERMANY AND THESE TWO WITH ITALIAN BENITO PIGATO AND JEAN PIERRE DANGUILLAUME OF FRANCE WERE ALL BUNCHED.

    IT WAS AMPLER, BRAMUCCI AND PIGATO AT THE END OF THE SEVENTH LAP, COVERED IN 38 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WITH AN OVERALL TIME OF FOUR HOURS 15 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WITH AN OVERALL TIME OF FOUR HOUR 15 MINUTES 45 SECONDS. THESE WERE ONE MINUTE 18 SECONDS AHEAD OF THE FIELD.

    ABOUT 12 KILOMETRES FROM HOME BRAMUCCI MADE HIS EFFORT, PILED ON THE SPEED IN A TREMENDOUS FINISHING BURST AND SHOT AHEAD TO STAY THERE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD8N7924A0SIRMWMT4T4H5S5KF
    Media URN:
    VLVAD8N7924A0SIRMWMT4T4H5S5KF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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