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xx L’Equipe Sport Figure of the Decade 1990-1999
 

Timeline: 1990

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 17, 1990 Milan-San Remo Gianni Bugno (Ita) 294 km
April 1, 1990 Tour of Flanders Moreno Argentin (Ita) 265 km
April 8, 1990 Paris-Roubaix Eddy Planckaert (Bel) 265 km
April 15, 1990 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Eric Van Lancker (Bel) 256 km
April 24-May 15, 1990 Vuelta a Espana Marco Giovanetti (Ita) 22 Stages, 3,711 km
May 21-June 11, 1990 Giro d'Italia Gianni Bugno (Ita) 19 Stages, 3,450 km
June 30-July 22, 1990 Tour de France Greg LeMond (USA) 21 Stages, 3,403 km
September 2, 1990 World Championships Rudy Dhaenens (Bel) Utsunomiya, Japan 261 km

October 20, 1990

Giro di Lombardia Gilles Delion (Fra) Monza-Monza, 246 km

•  Germany - October 1990, after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and the reunification agreement in February 1990 , East and West Germany are finally reunited.

•  Iraq - August 1990, Saddam Hessein's Iraqi military invaded Kuwait over a border dispute.

•  Soviet Union - the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee agreed to give its monopolistic power on the USSR. Mikhail Gorbachev dissolved the Soviet Union.

Notable Deaths -
Bronko Nagurski, 1908-1990
, American football star for the Chicago Bears in the early years of the NFL.



L'Equipe Sport Figure of the Decade1990-1999
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L'Equipe's athlete of the decade was Carl Lewis of the USA. He was a multiple Gold Medal winner in Olympic Track & Field. His gold medal total of nine equaled the great Paavo Nurmi (Olympic Games 1920 to 1928).

 

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