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    Cycling... The 44th "Tour of Italy", one of the country's most eagerly awaited sporting events,?

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    1.
    CU Newspaper headline "Il Giro Tricolors"
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    2.
    LV Cyclists signing off at table
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    3.
    SV Cyclists signing
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    4.
    SV Group of cyclists
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    5.
    LV Another group of cyclists
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    CU Charly Gaul No. 81 (Belgium); and Wilfrid Thaler No. 89 (Austria)
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    CU Rik Van Looy of Belgium (61)
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    8.
    SV Group of cyclists
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    CU Jacques Anquetil of France
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    10.
    SV Official cuts tape
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    11.
    CU Flag down, start of race
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    12.
    CU Banner across road
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    13.
    TV Start of cyclists away
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    SPORT: CYCLING

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    Background: Cycling... The 44th "Tour of Italy", one of the country's most eagerly awaited sporting events, began at Turin, May 20. The event is organised by the "Sports Gazette" newspaper; and draws competitors from many overseas countries as well as Italy.

    This year, 170 competitors started out. After passing through the more important cities of Italy, Sardinia and Sicily, the route ends at Milan. The total distance is 3,969 kilometres, and the event lasts 23 days.

    Favourites this year - Charly Gaul of Belgium and the Italians, Battistini and Massignan. The Frenchman Jacques Anquetil is another favourite, but his specialty is speed and the Tour is based on endurance.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABVTJXM0JPQWR9XBBU7PTWW98V
    Media URN:
    VLVABVTJXM0JPQWR9XBBU7PTWW98V
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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