___Bike Racing Timeline

 
  Timeline: 1955  
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1955 Milan-San Remo Germain Derycke (Bel) 282 km
March 27, 1955 Tour of Flanders Louison Bobet (Fra) 263 km
April 10, 1955 Paris-Roubaix Jean Forestier (Fra) 249 km
May 1, 1955 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Stan Ochers (Bel) 238 km
April 23-May 8, 1955 Vuelta a Espana Jean Dotto (Fra) 15 Stages, 2,776 km
May 14-June 5, 1955 Giro d'Italia Fiorenzo Magni (Ita) 21 Stages, 3,873 km
July7-30, 1955 Tour de France Louison Bobet (Fra) 22 Stages, 4,476 km
August 28, 1955 World Championships Stan Ochers (Bel) Frascati, Italy 293 km
October 23, 1955 Giro di Lombardia Cleto Maule (Ita) Milan-Milan, 222 km

•  New Era of Fast Food - 1955, McDonald's Hamburger chain opened national. Ray Kroc bought a share of a San Bernardino, Calif. Hamburger stand from the McDonald brothers. The group franchised their fast food techniques.

•  Disneyland - Walt Disney opened his famous amusement park and resort in Anaheim, California.

•  NATO - West Germany joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Notable Deaths -
Albert Einstein, 1879-1955
, was a physicist and mathematician who first proposed the Theory of Relativity. His equation E = mc 2 changed the World.

Denton True “Cy” Young, 1867-1955 , one of the greatest pitcher in baseball. His nickname, Cy, was short for cyclone, because he threw the baseball with a cyclones force. The best current day pitchers vie for the yearly ‘ Cy Young Award.'

 

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