BICYCLING—After gaining the lead on the 17th day, Frenchman JACQUES ANQUETIL pedaled on to edge countryman Raymond Poulidor by 55 seconds overall for his fourth straight triumph in the 23-day Tour de France. It was a record fifth victory for the rugged blond bicyclist, who first won the race as a 23-year-old rookie in 1957 (he celebrated his 30th birthday during this year's Tour). His total time was 127 hours 9 minutes 44 seconds for the arduous 2,833-mile road test that winds through six countries and covers two mountain ranges—the Alps and the Pyrenees.
BOATING—On Alamitos Bay off Long Beach, Calif., LOWELL NORTH of San Diego, three-time world champion in the Star class, won the Dragon class Olympic trials and the skipper's berth for Tokyo. Assisted by his crew of Dick Deaver and Chuck Rogers, both of San Diego, North sailed to four first places, a second and a third on the 10.8-mile Olympic course to win with 8,108 points.
BOWLING—BOB THIEL, 32, a public utility employee from Hobart, Ind., came out on top of 15,872 competitors with a score of 1,684 to win the $30,000 first prize in Chicago's seven-month-long Petersen Classic. Tied for second place with 1,657 were Joe Etten of McHenry, Ill. and Clarence Biermann of Sullivan, Mo., each of whom earned $11,250. Thiel, recalling the night of February 8 when he rolled his winning eight-game series (202-200-239-215-196-222-200-210), said: "When I lined up to start on the midnight squad I couldn't move forward. I froze. Finally I decided to take some knee bends and that's how I got started."
Carmen Salvino of Chicago made a strike in the final frame to overcome Ray Bluth of St. Louis and win the first prize of $3,000 in the Professional Bowlers Association $24,000 Rockford, Ill. Open. Billy Hardwick of San Mateo, Calif. finished in second place.
July 26, 1964
BOXING—In a mild upset at Madison Square Garden, JOHNNY BIZZARRO of Erie, Pa. danced, hooked and jabbed his way to a unanimous 10-round decision over seventh-ranked lightweight Frankie Narvaez of New York. The victory for Bizzarro, the top-ranking junior lightweight, extended his career record to 47 wins against 8 losses and two draws.
FENCING—The U.S. Olympic team of 14 men and five women was chosen after the three-day final trials in New York, with LAWRENCE ANASTASI of Philadelphia making the 20-berth squad in both the foil and épée events. Six team members were also 1960 Olympians, and two others—saber fencers ATTILA KERESTES and EUGENE HAMORI—were on the 1956 Hungarian team that won a gold medal at Melbourne. The repeaters are: Lieut. ALFONSO MORALES, saber; DAVE MICAHNJK, épée; ALBERT AXELROD and GENE GLAZER, men's foil; and HARRIET KING and JANICE LEE ROMARY, women's foil. Others selected are: ROBERT BLUM and TOMAS ORLEY, saber; FRANK ANGER, LESLIE BLEAMASTER and PAUL PESTHY, épée; HERBERT COHEN and EDWIN RICHARDS, men's foil; and TOMMY ANGELL, ANNE DRUNGIS and DENISE O'CONNOR, women's foil.
GOLF—Louisville's BOBBY! NICHOLS, 28, shot a three-under-par 67 on the final round for a record 271 and victory in the PGA Championship in Columbus, Ohio (see page 48). Jack Nicklaus, the defending champion, and Arnold Palmer finished in a tie for second with 274.
Ruth Jessen of Bonsall, Calif. shot a four-under-par 68 in the final round for a 54-hole total of 213 to win first prize in the $10,000 Yankee Open at Grand Blanc, Mich. Mickey Wright, trying to win her fourth consecutive victory, shot a 74 in the final round to finish second.
HARNESS RACING—Ralph Baldwin drove SPEEDY SCOT ($3.60) to victory in the $25,000 Galophone Trot at Yonkers Raceway, finishing 1¼ lengths ahead of Su Mac Lad, who finished a nose in front of third-place Duke Rodney.
In a field of nine 3-year-old fillies, Golden Gait Farm's GOLDEN MAKE IT ($6.20), guided by George Sholty, moved up from eighth in the second half mile to overcome Lively Rodney in the $35,131 Hudson Futurity Trot at Yonkers.
New Zealand-bred CARDIGAN BAY ($12.80) broke the Yonkers track record for a mile as he beat Overtrick by a nose in 1:58 1/5 to win the $25,000 Dan Patch Pace. The former mark of 1:58 4/5 was shared by Speedy Pick, Adios Butler, Meadow Skipper and Betting Time.
HORSE RACING—Mrs. Marion duPont Scott's MONGO ($12.80), ridden by Wayne Chambers, took the lead in the stretch and survived a foul claim to win the $107,500 Monmouth Handicap at Monmouth Park, N.J. The 5-year-old beat favored Kelso by a neck in the 1-mile test.
South African-bred COLORADO KING ($3.80), Ray York aboard, romped to an easy two-length victory over Mustard Plaster in the $162,100 Hollywood Gold Cup Handicap at Hollywood Park, Calif. The 5-year-old chestnut covered the mile and a quarter in a fast 2:00 2/5 for his second straight stakes triumph, having outrun Mustard Plaster two weeks earlier in the American Handicap.
In one of the biggest upsets in British Thoroughbred racing history, NASRAM, owned by Mrs. Howell E. Jackson of Middleburg, Va., led from the start and defeated Santa Claus, winner of both the English and Irish Derbies, by two lengths for the $86,072 first money in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot Heath, England. The French-trained 4-year-old, ridden by Australian Billy Pyers, had been a 100-to-7 long shot to take the 1½-mile turf test. Nasram's time was 2:33.15, three seconds slower than the track record.
MOTOR SPORTS—DONALD CAMPBELL drove his jet-powered, 4,500-hp Bluebird to a new automobile land speed record of 403.1 mph on the Lake Eyre salt flats of southern Australia (see page 10).
To no one's surprise, A. J. FOYT, behind the wheel of the same conventional front-engine Offenhauser in which he won the Indianapolis 500, averaged 150.590 mph to lake the USAC's 150-mile race at Trenton, N.J.
In heavy rain JIM CLARK drove his Lotus an average of 91.466 mph around the slippery track at Stuttgart, West Germany to win the 142-mile Solitude international race for Formula I cars. Runner-up John Surtees of England splashed across the finish line 10.4 seconds later in his Ferrari.
TENNIS—DENNIS RALSTON of Bakersfield, Calif., enjoying a relatively discouraging year except for his NCAA championship, completely crushed his perennial rival and Davis Cup teammate, Chuck McKinley, 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 to take the National Clay Court title in River Forest, Ill. McKinley had won the tournament the past two years. The women's tournament followed form. Top-seeded, deeply concentrating NANCY RICHEY of Dallas ran Mrs. Carole Caldwell Graebner (a bride of a week) from corner to corner with classically hit flat backhands and forehands to win the final, 6-2, 6-1.
To crown his second season as a pro, Australia's 26-year-old, left-handed Rod Laver defeated Pancho Gonzalez of Los Angeles, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5, 6-4, in the drizzly finals of the U.S. Professional championship, held on the grass of the Longwood Cricket Club in Brookline, Mass. His prize was $2,200; Gonzalez', $1,400. The pretournament favorite, Ken Rosewall, wound up in fourth place after dropping a "pro set," 8-7, to Andres Gimeno of Spam. (Laver had beaten Rosewall in the semifinals.) Rosewall's solace was that he had the best record of the touring pros—18 wins against 5 losses—and had earned the most money: $8,700. Gonzalez was 19-9, earning $7,300, and Laver was 17-7, earning $6,900.
In a pair of upsets, STEVE STOCKTON of Garden City, N.Y. and LUIS GLASS of Jackson Heights, N.Y. won the Eastern Junior and Eastern Boys' titles, respectively, at the West Side Tennis Club in Forest Hills, N.Y. Stockton defeated top-seeded Peter Fishbach (New York State schoolboy champion) in the Junior finals, 6-3, 6-1, while Glass beat top-seeded Steve Siegel of Teaneck, N.J., 8-10, 6-0, 6-3, to capture the championship for 16-year-olds and under.
TRACK & FIELD—PAT DANIELS WINSLOW, a Millbrae, Calif. housewife, placed first in three of the five events to capture her fourth consecutive National AAU Women's Pentathlon championship with 4,644 points in Burlingame, Calif. Sally Griffith of Santa Clara, Calif. finished second with 4,254 in the two-day meet, a tune-up for the Olympic trials in New York next month. Mrs. Winslow won the shotput (41 feet 4¼ inches), the high jump (5 feet 3¼ inches) and the 200-meter dash (24.7 seconds). Other individual-event winners were Nationalist China's CHI CHENG of the Los Angeles Mercurettes, who won the broad jump with a leap of 19 feet 3½ inches, and CHERRIE SHERRARD of San Francisco, who sped to an 11.2 victory in the 80-meter hurdles.