___Bike Racing Timeline

  Timeline: 1975  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1975 Milan-San Remo Eddy Merckx (Bel) 288 km
April 6, 1975 Tour of Flanders Eddy Merckx (Bel) 255 km
April 13, 1975 Paris-Roubaix Roger De Vlaeminck (Bel) 277 km
April 20, 1975 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Eddy Merckx (Bel) 246 km
April 22-May 11, 1975 Vuelta a Espana Agustine Tamames (Spa) 19 Stages, 3,076 km
May 17-June 7, 1975 Giro d'Italia Fasusto Bertoglio (Ita) 21 Stages, 3,963 km
June 26-July 20, 1975 Tour de France Bernard Thevenet (Fra) 22 Stages, 3,996 km
August 31, 1975 World Championships Hennie Kuiper (Hol) Yvoir, Belgium 266 km

October 11, 1975

Giro di Lombardia Francesco Moser (Ita) Milan-Como, 266 km

•  Watergate Break-in Trial - former Whitehouse officials John Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, and John Ehrlichman were convicted of complicity in the Watergate break-in cover-up.

•  Presidential Assassination Attempts - September 5, 1975, Lynnette “Squeaky” Fromme, a Charles Manson Family member, tried unsuccessfully to assassinate US President Gerald Ford in Sacramento, California. September 22, 1975, Sara Jane Moore tried unsuccessfully to assassinate President Ford.

•  NYC Bomb - December 29, 1975 , an unexplained bomb devastated LaGuardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and seriously wounding 80 others. No person or radical group has ever claimed responsibility for the bombing. To date, the case has never been solved.

Notable Deaths -
* World Road Race Champion: Heinz Muller, 1924-1975, the World Champion in 1954.

Generalissimo Francisco Franco, 1892-1975, was the dictator of Spain from 1939 until his death on November 20, 1975.


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