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Timeline: 1991

 
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance
March 23, 1991 Milan-San Remo Claudio Chiappucci (Ita) 294 km
April 7, 1991 Tour of Flanders Edwig Van Hooydonck (Bel) 261 km
April 14, 1991 Paris-Roubaix Marc Madiot (Fra) 266 km
April 21, 1991 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Moreno Argentin (Ita) 267 km
April 29-May 19, 1991 Vuelta a Espana Melchior Mauri (Spa) 21 Stages, 3,216 km
May 26-June 16, 1991 Giro d'Italia Franco Chioccioli (Ita) 21 Stages, 3,715 km
July 6-July 28, 1991 Tour de France Miguel Indurain (Spa) 22 Stages, 3,913 km
August 25, 1991 World Championships Gianni Bugno (Ita) Stuttgart, Germany 252.8 km

October 19, 1991

Giro di Lombardia Sean Kelly (Ire) Monza-Monza, 243 km

•  Kuwait - February 1991, the USA engaged in “Operation Desert Storm.”

•  Persian Gulf War - January 12, 1991, the US Congress voted to authorize military action against Iraq to force Sadam Hessein's army out of Kuwai. Jan. 16, Operation Desert Storm commences. Feb. 16, Kuwait is liberated, and a ceasefire is declared.

•  Eastern Europe - July 1, 1991, at a meeting in Prague, the military alliance known as the Warsaw Pact was officially dissolved.

•  Los Angeles - March 3, 1991, after a high-speed car chase and resistance to arrest, Rodney King is beaten by LA police officers. The beating was video taped by a passing observer and played repeatedly on national TV.

Notable Deaths -
Alger Hiss, 1904-1991
, was a US lawyer and government official who was accused of espionage in 1948 by the House Committee on Un-American activity.

 

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