___Bike Racing Timeline

  Timeline: 1977  
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 19, 1977 Milan-San Remo Jan Raas (Hol) 288 km
April 3, 1977 Tour of Flanders Roger de Vlaeminck (Bel) 260 km
April 17, 1977 Paris-Roubaix Roger de Vlaeminck (Bel) 260 km
April 24, 1977 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Bernard Hinault (Fra) 243 km
April 26-May 15, 1977 Vuelta a Espana Freddy Maertens (Bel) 19 Stages, 2,785 km
May 20-June 12, 1977 Giro d'Italia Michel Pollentier (Bel) 22 Stages, 3,968 km
June 30-July 24, 1977 Tour de France Bernard Thevenet (Fra) 22 Stages, 4,093 km
September 4, 1977 World Championships Francesco Moser (Ita) San Cristobal, Venezuela 255 km

October 8, 1977

Giro di Lombardia Gianbattista Baronchelli (Ita) Saveso-Como, 257 km

•  NYC - July 13, 1977, a 25-hour electricity blackout hit New York City, and caused massive looting and other crimes.

•  China - July 22, 1977, Deng Xiaoping retakes power in China and expels the “Gang of Four” from the communist party.

•  South Africa - September 12, 1977, noted anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko died of injuries suffered while in police custody.

Notable Deaths -
* Vuelta a Espana Champion: Edward van Dijck, 1918-1977, the Vuelta Champion in 1947.

Elvis Presley , 1935-1977, the King of Rock & Roll and Hollywood actor, died of complications of heart disease and drug use the age of 42. He died at his Graceland home in Memphis, Tennessee.


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