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  • Short Summary

    Women's cycling race in Paris with controversial winner!

  • Description

    Full title reads: "French women's cycling championship. First and second sprint home after gruelling race around Paris".

    France.

    M/S of four women in skimpy cycling shorts sitting or leaning against racing bicycles. C/U of girl sitting on bike. C/U of another woman cyclist; she wears a hair net and has the Olympic circles on her top. Various L/Ss of crowd of women cyclists racing around wide, tree-lined roads. L/S of cyclists reaching the end of the race, crowd of (mainly men) cheer from roadside. Two women reach finishing line almost simultaneously.

    C/U of two women cyclists holding large bouquets and surrounded by crowd of well-wishers. Neither woman looks very happy. One women says something, the other turns to her and appears to shout something angrily. A man puts his hand on her shoulder to restrain her. Maybe there was a controversial decision about who won!

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    644.13
    Media URN:
    26237
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:59:01:00 / 02:00:36:00
    Canister:
    G 1338

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