• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH CYCLO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE TRACK IN SOUTH LONDON TODAY TURNED INTO A BATTLE BETWEEN OLD RIVALS JOHN ATKINS AND ROGER PAGE.

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    THE BRITISH CYCLO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE TRACK IN SOUTH LONDON TODAY TURNED INTO A BATTLE BETWEEN OLD RIVALS JOHN ATKINS AND ROGER PAGE. THE PRE-RACE FAVOURITE WAS ATKINS AND HE JUSTIFIED HIS POSITION BY WINNING - WITH PAGE SECOND.

    CYCLO-CROSS, RELATIVELY NEW TO BRITAIN, ATTRACTED LARGE NUMBERS OF ENTHUSIASTS TO THE FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD IN LONDON.

    THE COURSE CONSISTED OF THIRTEEN LAPS OF A 1 1/8-MILE (APPROX 2 KMS) COURSE WINDING OVER A ROAD, STEEP GRASSY BANKS A VAULT AND A STRETCH OF TREES.

    ATKINS' TIME FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP WAS 1 HOUR, 9 MINUTES, 41 SECS. PAGE WAS 1 MINUTE, 2 SECONDS SLOWER. THIRD WAS DAVE WREN, IN A TIME OF 1 HOUR, 11 MINUTES, 33 SECS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAQYCJYMULJM6OG45UWL2X59LZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAQYCJYMULJM6OG45UWL2X59LZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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