• Short Summary

    THE BRITISH CYCLO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE TRACK IN SOUTH LONDON TODAY TURNED INTO A BATTLE BETWEEN OLD RIVALS JOHN ATKINS AND ROGER PAGE.

  • Description

    1.
    GV CONTESTANTS LINED UP FOR START
    0.03

    2.
    SV STARTER DROPS FLAG
    0.05

    3.
    GV CONTESTANTS AWAY
    0.14

    4.
    GV RIDERS FOLLOW LEADERS ONTO NARROW MUD TRACK
    0.21

    5.
    SV JOHN BARNES PAST CAMERA FOLLOWED BY OTHER RIDERS
    0.30

    6.
    SV JOHN BARNES PAST CAMERA AND AWAY
    0.35

    7.
    SV OTHER RIDERS PAST CAMERA
    0.38

    8.
    SV CONTESTANT No. 12 DAVID WREN AND OTHER RIDERS CARRY CYCLE UP STEPS
    0.43

    9.
    SV RIDERS CARRYING BIKES UP STEEP SLOPE AND OVER WOODEN BARRIER
    0.56

    10.
    SV No. 5 PETER MORGAN AND No. 2 DARYL BRASSINGTON OVER BARRIER AND AWAY
    1.02

    11.
    GTV CROWD APPLAUD AS JOHN ATKINS CROSSES FINISHING LINE
    1.09

    12.
    SV FINISH
    1.12

    13.
    SV OTHER RIDERS FLAGED IN
    1.14

    14.
    SV JOHN ATKINS RECEIVES AWARD
    1.25

    15.
    SV CROWD
    1.28

    16.
    SV JOHN ATKINS FIRST, ROGER PAGE 2ND, AND DAVID WREN 3RD, POISE FOR PHOTOS.
    1.30



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    SPORT: CYCLO-CROSS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE BRITISH CYCLO-CROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE TRACK IN SOUTH LONDON TODAY TURNED INTO A BATTLE BETWEEN OLD RIVALS JOHN ATKINS AND ROGER PAGE. THE PRE-RACE FAVOURITE WAS ATKINS AND HE JUSTIFIED HIS POSITION BY WINNING - WITH PAGE SECOND.

    CYCLO-CROSS, RELATIVELY NEW TO BRITAIN, ATTRACTED LARGE NUMBERS OF ENTHUSIASTS TO THE FIRST NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD IN LONDON.

    THE COURSE CONSISTED OF THIRTEEN LAPS OF A 1 1/8-MILE (APPROX 2 KMS) COURSE WINDING OVER A ROAD, STEEP GRASSY BANKS A VAULT AND A STRETCH OF TREES.

    ATKINS' TIME FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP WAS 1 HOUR, 9 MINUTES, 41 SECS. PAGE WAS 1 MINUTE, 2 SECONDS SLOWER. THIRD WAS DAVE WREN, IN A TIME OF 1 HOUR, 11 MINUTES, 33 SECS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAQYCJYMULJM6OG45UWL2X59LZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAQYCJYMULJM6OG45UWL2X59LZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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