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Timeline: 1987

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 21, 1987 Milan-San Remo Eric Machler (Sui) 294 km
April 5, 1987 Tour of Flanders Claude Criquielion (Bel) 274 km
April 12, 1987 Paris-Roubaix Eric Vanderaerden (Bel) 264 km
April 19, 1987 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Moreno Argentin (Ita) 260 km
April 23-May 15, 1987 Vuelta a Espana Luis Herrera (Col) 22 Stages, 3,921 km
May 21-June 13, 1987 Giro d'Italia Stephen Roche (Ire) 22 Stages, 3,915 km
July 1-July 26, 1987 Tour de France Stephen Roche (Ire) 25 Stages, 4,240 km
September 6, 1987 World Championships Stephen Roche (Ire) Villach, Austria 276 km

October 17, 1987

Giro di Lombardia Moreno Argentin (Ita) Como-Milan, 265 km

•  The PTL Club - Televangelist Jimmy Bakker was involved in a sex scandal and forced to step down as leader and host of the religious TV show The PTL Club .

•  US Presidential Run - Presidential candidate Gary Hart was involved in a sex scandal, which destroyed his political career.

•  Black Monday - October 19, 1987, stock markets around the World decline sharply. The Dow Jones Average fell 22%.

•  London - 31 people died in a subway fire at the King's Crossing station.

Notable Deaths -
* Giro d'Italia / Tour de France / Vuelta a Espana Champion: Jacques Anquetil, 1934-1987, the frist five time Tour de France champion, died of cancer at the age of 53. He was a two time Giro Champion in 1960 and 1964. He won the Vuelta in 1963.

Rudolph Hess, 1894-1987, Nazi officer was Hitler's second in command, committed suicide in Spandau prison.

 

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