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Medal - Cycling, Awarded to Hubert Opperman, Dunlop Road Race, Warrnambool to Melbourne, Victoria, 1924 Reg. No: ST 032222
- Cycling award won by Hubert Opperman, 1924. Dunlop. Warrnambool to Melbourne. Fastest Time - 7 hrs. 15 mins. 35 secs. Red, white & blue on gold.
Because the crowds were so large for the Warrnambool to Melbourne, the finishing line had to be concealed until the last moment to prevent disruption to the riders. Opperman was up against some fierce competitors, including a number of veterans (notably, W.F. King - who secured first place, but did not have the fastest time).
Opperman's time of just over 7 hours was but 3 minutes ahead the 1909 record set by R.R. Munro.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Sir Hubert Opperman, 1979
|Tagged with:||sporting awards, medals|
|Themes this item is part of:||Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, Cyclist & Politican (1904-1996), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Tertiary Classification:||sports awards|
|Awarded To:||Mr Hubert Opperman, Victoria, Australia, 1924|
|Sponsor:||Dunlop Rubber Company of Australasia Ltd, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1924|
|References:||'The Warrnambool Road Race' The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1931), Monday 13 Oct 1924, p. 14|
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