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LADIES’ SIX DAYS RACE
Lloyd’s Weekly News (London) Sunday 10-Jan-1897

LloydsWN18970110Sun1st Ladies Six of 1897 (4 to 9 January)

Women Still Racing
The Referee and Cycle Trade Journal (Chicago & New York, USA) 21-Jan-1897

London, Jan. 6. - The conclusion of the six days' women's race at the Royal Aquarium Saturday proved a tame affair. By steady riding, and immunity from mishaps, Blackburn was enabled to repeat her success of the previous week, when she beat Eglee after a stubborn fight. Last week, owing to little accidents which delayed her rivals, Blackburn had a secure lead of five laps Saturday, and won with a score of 372 miles 7 laps. Anderson was second, five laps behind, and Farrar third, with 372 miles 1 lap. This week a similar race is in progress, one section consisting of five English women and the other of five French riders. At the moment of writing the English section holds the lead, thanks to the pacing ol Harwood, who has lost too much ground, owing to a sudden illness, to have any chance herself Pattison leads with 132 miles 1 lap, Anderson being two laps behind, in company with Ward. The French section is led by Eglee, with a score of 131 miles, Marcelle Vautro coming next with 130 miles 4 laps. Beany Vautro and Duvemeuil being the others on the track. Palliarde has retired from indisposition.

SIX DAYS LADIES’ RACE
The Standard (London) Monday 11-Jan-1897

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Veloce-Sport (Bordeaux, France) Thursday 14-Jan-1897

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Pos

Team - Riders

Miles

Laps

1

Mdlle EGLEE

394

7

2

Mdlle Marcelle VAUTRO

392

-

3

Miss ANDERSON

385

9

4

Mdlle Beany VAUTRO

373

-

5

Mdlle DEVERNEUIL

330

1

6

Miss [Monica] HARWOOD

236

6

7

Mrs WARD - retired

213

4

8

Miss [Zelie] PATTISON - retired

209

-

9

MIss GAMBLE

173

8

10

Mdlle PALLIARDE - retired

55

1

“A BAS LES ANGLAISES!” FRENCHWOMEN DOWN THEIR ENGLISH SISTERS AT THE AQUARIUM
The Referee and Cycle Trade Journal (Chicago & New York, USA) 28-Jan-1897

London, Jan. 13 - Owing to falls about the middle of the week the English contingent lost its lead in the six-day's contest which terminated Saturday. Eglee once more scored an easy victory, with 394 miles 7 laps, Marcelle being second and Anderson (of the English section) third. Monday another six-day race was commenced. The English women were placed in the first section, and though they rode strongly their French rivals, led by Eglee, had an advantage when the day closed. Mme. Lisette, although present, did not take any part in Monday's programme, as announced, but a match between the speedy Frenchwoman and the male racer champion has been fixed for next Saturday. E. E. Parlby, once more looking very fast, was met at the Aquarium Monday. He expressed his delight at Barden's victory over Huret on the previous day in Paris. At the time of writing the leaders in the present race are: Eglee, 134 miles 2 laps; Marcelle, 134 miles 2 laps; and Deverneul, 133 miles 6 laps. In the English section Miss Harwood has again proved a disappointment and retired, while yesterday Miss Anderson fell. She and Miss Gavett are practically hors de combat. Blackburn and Farrar only are left to sustain the struggle, with a score of 133 miles 5 laps each. The Frenchwomen riding and not already mentioned are Beany Vautro and Gilberte.

LADIES’ INTERNATIONAL RACE
Lloyd’s Weekly News (London) Sunday 17-Jan-1897

LloydsWN18970117Sun2nd Ladies Six of 1897 (11 to 16 January)

LADY CYCLISTS AT THE AQUARIUM
The Standard (London) Monday 18-Jan-1897

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Pos

Team - Riders

Miles

Laps

1

Miss [Rosa] BLACKBURN

379

3

2

Miss FARRAR

379

1

3

Mdlle Marcelle [VAUTRO]

364

3

4

Mdlle EGLEE

364

3

5

Mdlle DEVERNEUIL

362

4

6

Mdlle Beany [VAUTRO]

354

9

7

Mdlle GILBERTE

344

2

8

Miss ANDERSON

271

2

9

Miss GAVETT

203

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LADIES’ SIX DAYS RACE
Lloyd’s Weekly News (London) Sunday 24-Jan-1897

BL_0000079_18970124_0593rd Ladies Six of 1897 (18 to 23 January)

Pos

Team - Riders

Miles

Laps

1

Miss [Rosa] BLACKBURN

392

5

2

Miss [Monica] HARWOOD

392

3

3

Miss ANDERSON

368

5

4

Miss FARRAR

369

3

5

Miss TYLER

332

5

6

Miss FISCHER

291

2

7

Mdlle LUTRIELLE

272

8

Reynold’s News Sunday 30-May-1897

ReynondsNews18970530Sun4th Ladies Six or Twelve of 1897 (24 to 30 May)

LADIES’ INTERNATIONAL RACE
Lloyd’s Weekly News (London, England) Sunday 6-Jun-1897

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Pos

Team - Riders

Miles

Laps

1

Miss [Rosa] BLACKBURN

771

7

2

Mdlle Marcelle VAUTRO

771

5

3

Mdlle Beany VAUTRO

762

6

4

Miss ANDERSON

743

6

5

Miss [Monica] HARWOOD

690

1

6

Miss [Zelie] PATTISON

625

2

WOMEN v. MEN ON BICYCLES
The Standard (London, England) Wednesday 9-Jun-1897

Standard18970609Wed5th Ladies Six of 1897 - but this time against men!

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Pos

Riders

Miles

Laps

1

F J MEDDINGS

392

1

2

E RANSLEY [RAMSEY?]

391

7

3

J CRAWSHAW

391

5

 

 

 

 

1

Miss ANDERSON

380

6

2

Miss [Zelie] PATTISON

380

6

3

Miss [Rosa] BLACKBURN

380

6

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