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Medal - Cycling, Awarded to Hubert Opperman, Dunlop Road Race, Warrnambool to Melbourne, Victoria, 1924 Object Reg. No: ST 032222

Summary:
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
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: sporting awards, medals
Themes this item is part of: Hubert Ferdinand Opperman, Cyclist & Politican (1904-1996), Leisure Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Civil
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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