The 35th Brussels 6-day cycling race began at the city's palais des Sports, November 6.?
LV. Cabin of the van Steenbergen-Severijns team.
SV. Van Steenbergen and Severijns seated in cabin.
LV. Australian Arnold being massaged.
SV. Belgian de Bruyne puts on jersey (No.6)
SV. Darrigade (France) looks at bicycle.
SV. Darrigade and team mate Van Looy.
SV. Dutch team Schulte and Peter Post.
SCU. Swiss team Bucher and von Buren.
LV. Start of race.
GV. Race in progress.
SV.PAN. Chef in restaurant at side of track.
GV.PAN. Race in progress.
BACK V. Cyclist racing at corner and PAN to GV.
TV. Race in progress.
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Background: The 35th Brussels 6-day cycling race began at the city's palais des Sports, November 6. After some preliminary racing and presentation to the applauding crowds of the competing teams, the race was started by Belgium's cycling champion, Rik van Steenbergen, six times winner of the 6-day event.
Among famous teams lining up for the start were van Steenbergen and Severijns (Belgium); Schulte and Post (Holland); Bucher and von Buren (Switzerland), and a newly-formed French-Belgian team, Rik van Looy and Andre Darrigade. Australia's Arnold teamed with Belgium's de Bruyne.
Soon after the start the Dutch team went to the front, but by the end of the first day, team no. 8, Vannitsen and Brankart (Belgium), were leading.