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    1960 Rome Olympic Games, Cycling action from the track and road

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    Light shining above a dark cycling velodrome. High angle of German support team preparing tandem for men's tandem final. Low angle of lights. Brief of spectators watching. Germany and Italy teams on tandems at the start of the first of their best of three final races. Tighter close up of the lights. The race starts, and both tandems start off at a snail's pace. High angle of tandems travelling slowly, with Italy leading. Tighter shot of Italy team looking behind them as they take the corner. Wider shot as the Germans are happy to sit and wait. Tighter shot as both teams head up the bank, and then slow. Pan as both teams speed up slightly. High angle as Italy speed up, with Germany close behind. The camera follows both teams as they take the last lap at a sprint, with Italy taking first place in the first of the three races. Reverse angle of start of second race, with both teams going slowly. Tight shot of Italy team, again leading, looking behind for a Germany break. High angle as both teams cycle past. Tighter shot as the teams take the corner. Wide angle showing Italy's lead. Italy drop down the bank and start their sprint as Germany try to overtake on the outside. Reverse angle shows both teams neck and neck heading into the last lap, though the Italian sprinters are too strong, and cross the line with their arms in the air to take the gold medal. Out of focus of spectators. High angle of the Italian pair of Giuseppe Beghetto and Sergio Bianchetto being congratulated and photographed as they slow. Nice reverse angle as they get off their bike and are surrounded by their team, as the press watch on. High angle, out of focus of tandem teams approaching the podium for the medal ceremony. Spectators watch on. Reverse angle of medal ceremony, as Beghetto and Bianchetto receive their laurels, and pose for photographers, with Germany's Jurgen Simon and Lothar Saber winning silver, and USSR's Vladimir Leonov and Boris Vasilyev taking the bronze. Wide angle of the flags being raised during the ceremony, then wide out of focus shot of all riders posing together for photos on the podium.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:04:59 / 10:09:27

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