• Short Summary

    The 34th Brussels Six Day Cycle Race ended on Nov. 12 in victory for the Van Steenbergen-Severijns team.

  • Description

    The 34th Brussels Six Day Cycle Race ended on Nov. 12 in victory for the Van Steenbergen-Severijns team. For six gruelling days the cyclists had circled the Palais de Sports track, chasing after each other, snatching advantages when they were able and avoiding the many crashes that occurred.

    The accident toll reached such proportions that new teams were formed while the race was in progress. Peter Post, a Dutch rider, fell heavily and broke his shoulder.

    The last two hours of the race were devoted to pacing the cyclists. At fast speeds the teams raced round the track, piling on the pressure at each lap. Just before the finish there was yet another crash which severely handicapped the Van Looy-Impanis team.

    Second to the winners Van Steenbergen-Severijns, was the Arnold-De Bruyne team. Third was Schulte-Brankart.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD9OTQF93GOEVGYXBEEF7FYQT7
    Media URN:
    VLVAD9OTQF93GOEVGYXBEEF7FYQT7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/11/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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