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TOUR DE FRANCE.
Bordeaos to Bayonne.
PARIS, July 6.
Leaders on the seventh stage ot the Tour de 1 rince cjcle race (Bordeaux to Bajonue -120 miles) were Loucke (1*ranee), Bullir (Austria) and Godinat (1 ranee), all of whom took Ohr 37min 43sec The Ans
tralians Lamb and Opperman, were equal with d2 others m 5hr 48min 12sce There was so much bunching ot the riders that i rcstirt was ordered after two miles, on aiding those behind to catch up, but Lamb was again unluckv, for he immediatelv punctured a tjie He mended the tvie md ought up with the others pirticipat ing with Opperman in the final sprint to
(jppetman continues to ride brill) intlr, and is conhdentlj aw ming the difficult Pj renées st lges, in which he will be ible
to mike use of his quahtic to the best) idv antage [
Hie aggregate placmgs now are -Di Puco i (Itilv) Peli8sier (Fiance) md Le Calvez (hranee) all 48hr 45mm 9sec Opperman is eleventh in 48hr 43mm 43sec The national teim placmgs are - Italy and 1 mice 14fihr 9min 27°ec German j, 140hr lOmin 17sec Belgium, 146hr lOtnin 18sec Australia Switrerhnd 146hr 20min
Opperman Drops Back
PVRIS Julj 7
On the eighth stage (Bajonne to Pau 60l miles) the leadeis were Pehssier ind Leducq (Trance) Pnch and Metze (Ger manj ) all covenng the distance m d hours 24 minutes 20 seconds Sixtj five riders set out from Bivonne at 0 o'clock in the morn ing and Opperman and Limb ai rived it Pau twentieth and t»»entv first m 3 hours 26 minutes 10 seconds lhej weie caught uni«arcs on the list section when five 1 rench riders broke iwav and dished iheiel at i furious jioce The Austrib ins decided tint it would be wise not to folloiv but to conserve their energies for the most difficult stage across the P» rennes jia-scs to morrow The result was thit Opperman dropped bick to twentj third on aggre gitc lamb 1 eeping up »ihantlj Ins impioved Ins position to fift» lourth Both face to morrow s dangerous and difficult
»tige confidently Pchssici leids on the, agc,regitc9 the Germans Aletre and Oscir Theirbnrh bein,* second and third and Di Pico fltih ) fourth