There was more trouble on the sixth relay, through and around San Jose, and it was here, on their own ground, that the Garden City Cyclers "played in hard luck" and lost exactly two minutes.
Their man Navlet started on even terms with Davis, the Olympian, and all went well until a stray dog attempted to cross the road in front of him. Navlet struck the dog, and over he went, suffering a terrible fall. His wheel was wrecked, and he was badly bruised, but he mounted his trailer's wheel when the latter reached the scene, and bravely finished his ride.
It was a bad accident and the Garden Citys feel that they practically lost the race there in their own town. What happened to the dog cannot be gleaned from the accounts of the trouble.
The Bay Citys did not do well on this relay. In fact, Davis' riding was so speedy he left the others all the way from one to five minutes behind. The Alamedas were now 15-1/2 minutes behind. Cardinell of the California Club did not ride well, and his club dropped back to ninth position. His time, 35 min. 05 sec., would indicate that he must have met with an accident, though none was reported.
At the end of the sixth some claimed that Raynaud, the Bay City man, passed his packet to Vincent outside of the limit of 100 yards, inside of which the rules of the association prescribe it must be exchanged. Later it was found that the marks were incorrectly placed and that Raynaud had done right, so that the protest the Garden Citys afterward filed on that ground will have to be disallowed.
Rider. Club. Time. Actual
1 C. L. Davis Olympic 11:44:30 28:46 2 Gus Navlet Garden C 11:46:30 30:46 3 B C. Raynaud Bay City 11:47:00 30:13 4 M. F. Rose Acme 11:47:15 29:28 5 Joseph Belloli San Jose 11:50:00 32:11 6 C. D. Gooch Reliance 11:52:00 30:06 7 M. M. Cook Imperial 11:52:15 28:15 8 E. Elliott San Fran 11:53:00 31:26 9 J. D. Cardinell California 11:53:30 35:05 10 F. G. Thomas Alameda 12:00:00 30:42 Fastest time - 1894, 30:00: 1895, 28:30.
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