Ten nations competed for the 1961 Tour de Tunisia - the Tunisian cycle marathon. The?
GV Competitors en route with police escort after leaving Sousse
GV Competitors towards
CU Danish competitor leads, at speed
Travel shot... Competitors in file along roadway
CU Competitor pedal
GV Police escort in P/G Competitors in B/G
GV/PAN Competitors round bend, pass through village, 40 kilometres after departure
Back/V Travel shot ... follow competitors
GV & CU Camels on highway
GV/PAN Competitors round bend, pass through town, 90 kilometres to Tunis
Travel shot Competitors race towards
Travel shot Passing crowd lining route
GV Police escort in F/G competitors behind
Travel shot.... entering Tunis
GV Competitors enter stadium, first Wesseling of Holland, followed by Le Baube of France
GV First group of competitors pass winning line (in same order as above)
SV & CU Wesseling of Holland
SV & CU Winner of tour: Le Baube of France
GV Winning team from Holland ride around stadium
SV Winner Le Baube receives winning trophy.
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Background: Ten nations competed for the 1961 Tour de Tunisia - the Tunisian cycle marathon. The last leg-over 170 kilometres - between Sousse and Tunis sizzled under a hot sun. Big crowds in the sports stadium of the capital acclaimed the first in - Wesseling of Holland but though he and his compatriots won the team trophy, the victor of the race for individual performance was Le Baube of France, second in.
The race, organised to enhance sportsmanship in Tunisia, was the third of its kind. This year's foreign entrants, apart from Holland and France, were from West Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Denmark.