• Short Summary

    A HUGE CROWD GAVE A ROUSING SEND-OFF AT THE HOTEL DE VILLE, PARIS, TODAY, (SUNDAY) TO THE 130 COMPETITORS IN THE CYCLING WORLD'S MAJOR ROAD EVENT - THE TOUR DE FRANCE.

  • Description

    1.
    SV CYCLIST UP TOWARDS START (2 SHOTS).
    0.08

    2.
    SV CYCLIST AT START.
    0.12

    3.
    SV CROWD.
    0.14

    4.
    LV CYCLIST WAITING FOR START OF RACE.
    0.20

    5.
    LV CROWD.
    0.23

    6.
    LV START OF RACE.
    0.43

    7.
    LV CARS FOLLOWING RACE (2 SHOTS).
    0.50



    Initials AA/V/WH/LW


    SPORT: CYCLING

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A HUGE CROWD GAVE A ROUSING SEND-OFF AT THE HOTEL DE VILLE, PARIS, TODAY, (SUNDAY) TO THE 130 COMPETITORS IN THE CYCLING WORLD'S MAJOR ROAD EVENT - THE TOUR DE FRANCE.

    IT WAS THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1950 THAT THE TOUR HAD STARTED FORM PARIS AND THIS YEAR'S RACE IS THE 50TH.

    THERE WERE CHEERS AND CRIES OF ENCOURAGEMENT AS THE RIDERS SET OFF FOR NOGENT-SUR-MARNE, IN THE EASTERN SUBURBS, WHERE THE OFFICIAL TIMED START TOOK PLACE.

    TODAY'S FIRST STAGE TOOK THE COMPETITORS TO EPERNAY, 152 KILOMETRRES (94 MILES) AWAY.DURING THE TOUR 13 TEAMS OF 10 RIDERS EACH WILL COVER 4,137 KILOMETRES (2,570 MILES), MOSTLY IN FRANCE, BUT WITH BRIEF EXCURSIONS INTO BELGIUM, SPAIN, ITALY, AND SWITZERLAND.

    FIRST MAN HOME AT EPERNAY WAS EDDY PAUWELS, OF BELGIUM, IN 3 HOURS 30 MINUTES 3 SECONDS - HIS OFFICIAL TIME WITH ONE MINUTE BONUS FOR WINNING WAS 3 HOURS 29 MINUTES 3 SECONDS.EDGARD SORGELOOS, ALSO OF BELGIUM CAME SECOND WITH BRITAIN'S ALAN RAMSBOTTOM THIRD.

    THE FAVOURITE FOR THIS YEARS RACE IS JACQUES ANQUETIL, OF FRANCE, WHO HAS WON THE LAST TWO TOURS.IN TODAY'S STAGE ANQUETIL FELL AND CUT HIS HAND BUT WAS ABLE TO CARRY ON.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQR7MK9IQNAEZFA67JHKT0JPD
    Media URN:
    VLVAQR7MK9IQNAEZFA67JHKT0JPD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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