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    AMERICAN FILM STAR GEORGE NADER AND ACTRESS SILVIE SOLAR STARTED WEST BERLIN'S FAMOUS SIX-DAY CYCLE RACE LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY).

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    START OF RACE. (NATURAL SOUND THROUGHOUT)




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    Background: AMERICAN FILM STAR GEORGE NADER AND ACTRESS SILVIE SOLAR STARTED WEST BERLIN'S FAMOUS SIX-DAY CYCLE RACE LAST NIGHT (FRIDAY). IT'S THE 60TH TIME THE INDOOR RACE HAS BEEN HELD, AND THIS YEAR, AS EVER, MANY GREAT RIDERS FROM ALL OVER EUROPE ARE TAKING PART.

    SEVEN NATIONS ARE REPRESENTED AMONG THE 14 TWO-MAN TEAMS TAKING PART. ALTHOUGH WHEN SIX-DAY CYCLING WAS PIONEERED, THE CYCLISTS BETWEEN THEM HAD TO BE ON THE TRACK FOR THE ENTIRE SIX DAYS, NOW THEY ACTUALLY RACE FOR A TOTAL OF 145 HOURS. EACH COMPETITOR HAS TO REST FOUR HOURS FOR EVERY NIGHT HOURS RACED.

    THE SIX DAY RACE STARTED AT TEN YESTERDAY EVENING. THE CYCLISTS RACE EACH DAY UNTIL 4 IN THE MORNING, THEN RETURN TO THE TRACK AGAIN AT TWO IN THE AFTERNOON WHEN THE RACE IS RESUMED. EACH DAY OF THE RACE IS ATTENDED BY SOME 10,000 SPECTATORS.

    SIX DAYS OF GRUELLING RACING ON AN INDOOR TRACK IS A DEMANDING BUSINESS EVEN FOR THE TOP PROFESSIONAL CYCLISTS WHO COMPETE. BUT THE REWARDS ARE GOOD. A RIDER MAY EARN GPB700 IN A WEEK AND THERE ARE NUMEROUS BONUS PRIZES. ONE RIDER, FRITZ PFENNINGER OF SWITZERLAND, HAS WON 26 NEW CARS AS BONUS PRIZES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8L877CEIYVKD5PPXYN2MQFMDI
    Media URN:
    VLVA8L877CEIYVKD5PPXYN2MQFMDI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/10/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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