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    Van Spenbergen of Belgium wins Tour De France.

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    Unused / unissued footage - dates and / or locations may be unclear or unknown.

    'Tour De France' Cycle Race (For Newsreel Use Only) - Nancy and Paris, France.

    Various shots of cyclists travelling along roads and through mountainous countryside in France. Shots of crowds waiting in Nancy to greet cyclists. Shots of Coppi, the winner of lap, being congratulated and holding bunch of flowers. Various shots of cyclists just outside Nancy; one swigs water from bottle. Shots of cyclists in hilly country. Shots of cyclists toiling up hill and taking hairpin bend then going through tunnel.

    Cyclists travelling through village with people watching. Cyclists along mountain road. Crowds waiting to greet cyclists in a town. Cyclists on open road. Cyclists through town. Various shots of cyclists on the road; lake can be seen in one shot. Winner of lap being congratulated in a town. More shots during race. Winner of lap being kissed by girl.

    Various shots of race in progress. Winner of lap arriving at a stadium. Winner of lap kissed by woman. String of cyclists seen over hay field. Last lap in progress. Riders enter Parc des Princes stadium. Leaders cross finishing line. Cheering spectators. Winner Van Spenbergen of Belgium, cycles round track holding large bouquet of flowers. Winner surrounded by admirers.

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    Film ID:
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    Unissued unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:06:00 / 01:04:26:00
    UN 2154 A

Comments (1)

  1. Aldo Ross says

    The correct name is "Van Steenbergen", not "Van Spenbergen". Famous Belgian cyclist of tthe 1940s and 1950s.

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