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  Timeline: 1971  
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1971 Milan-San Remo Eddy Merckx (Bel) 288 km
April 4, 1971 Tour of Flanders Evert Dolman (Hol) 268 km
April 18, 1971 Paris-Roubaix Roger Rosier (Bel) 266 km
April 25, 1971 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Eddy Merckx (Bel) 251 km
April 29-May 16, 1971 Vuelta a Espana Ferdinand Bracke (Bel) 17 Stages, 2,793 km
May 20-June 10 1971 Giro d'Italia Gosta Petersson (Swe) 20 Stages, 3,567 km
June 26-July 18, 1971 Tour de France Eddy Merckx (Bel) 20 Stages, 3,580 km
September 5, 1971 World Championships Eddy Merckx (Bel) Mendrisio, Suisse 268.8 km

October 9, 1971

Giro di Lombardia Eddy Merckx (Bel) Milan-Como, 266 km

•  TV - January 2, 1971 , the USA bans TV advertising of cigarettes.

•  Switzerland - February 1971 , the men of Switzerland vote to give the women of Switzerland the right to vote.

•  My Lai Massacre - Lt. William Calley is found guilty of murdering 22 Vietnam citizens and sentenced to life in prison. He is later pardoned.

•  USA - October 1, 1971 marked the Grand Opening of Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

•  The Beatles - the enormously popular British rock group breaks up to pursue other musical opportunities.

Notable Deaths -
* Tour de France Champion: Philippe Thys, 1890-1971, the first 3-time Tour de France champion (1913, 1914, and 1920).

* World Road Race Champion: Jean-Pierre Monsere, 1948-1971, the World Champion in 1970. He fell when hit by a car during the GP Retie and died.

Nikita Khrushchev , 1894-1971, assumed leadership of the Soviet Union after Joseph Stalin in 1953. He was deposed in 1964 after the Cuban Missile Crisis .

 

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