___Bike Racing Timeline

 
  Timeline: 1927  
 
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed
Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
April 3 1927 Milan-San Remo Pietro Chesi (Ita) 286.5 km
April 3, 1927 Tour of Flanders Gerard Debaets (Bel) 205 km
April 17, 1927 Paris-Roubaix Georges Ronsse (Bel) 260 km
April 10, 1927 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Maurice Raes (Bel) 231 km
May 15-June 6, 1927 Giro d'Italia Alfredo Binda (Ita) 15 Stages, 3,758 km
June 19-July 17, 1927 Tour de France Nicholas Frantz (Lux) 24 Stages, 5,340 km
July 21, 1927 World Championships Alfredo Binda (Ita) Nurburgring, Germany, 182.5 km
October 30, 1927 Giro di Lombardia
Alfredo Binda (Ita) Milan-Milan, 252 km
  • Communications- January 28, 1927, the first international telephone call was made from New York City to London.
  • New York City- Baseball hero, “Babe” Ruth hit 60 home runs for the Yankees. Asked why he had a higher salary than President Hoover, Ruth said, “I’m having a better year.”
  • Treaty of Jedda- Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud became the King of Hejaz and renamed it Saudi Arabia. May 20, 1927, the United Kingdom recognized Abdul-Aziz ibn Saud and granted Saudi Arabia independence.
  • Aviation- Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis on the first, non-stop trans-Atlantic flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh instantly became an American hero.
  • Germany- the German economy collapsed.

Notable Deaths-
* Tour de France Champion:
Ottavio Bottecchia (Ita), 1894-1927, Bottecchia had a storied Tour de France history, but after two years of great success the future would not be kind to this very talented rider. Bottecchia recorded Tour victories in 1924 and 1925, and became a great hero in Italy. [Read Cycling Revealed’s “Untimely Deaths” for additional information.]

Lizzie Borden, 1860-1927, she was a notorious figure who was thought to have killed her parents with an ax. The popular belief of the time led to the rhyme: Lizzie Borden had an ax, she gave her mother 40 whacks, and when they thought she was done, she gave her father 4 The ax was never found and the jury acquitted the 33-year-old schoolteacher.

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti convicted of murder and robbery in 1921 they were executed in 1927. Their execution sparked worldwide protests.

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