___Bike Racing Timeline

 
  Timeline: 1994  
   
 
By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
 
Date Race Winner Distance

March 19, 1994

Milan-San Remo Giorgio Furlan (Ita) 294 km
April 3, 1994 Tour of Flanders Gianni Bugno (Ita) 268 km
April 10, 1994 Paris-Roubaix Andrei Tchmil (Mol) 270 km
April 17, 1994 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Evgeni Berzin (Rus) 268 km
April 25-May 15, 1994 Vuelta a Espana Tony Rominger (Sui) 21 Stages, 3,532 km
May 22-June 12, 1994 Giro d'Italia Evgeni Berzin (Rus) 22 Stages, 3,721 km
July 2-24, 1994 Tour de France Miguel Indurain (Spa) 21 Stages, 3,978 km
August 28, 1994 World Championships Luc Leblanc (Fra) Agrigento, Italy 251 km

October 8, 1994

Giro di Lombardia Andrea Tafi (Ita) Monza-Monza, 244 km

•  Murders - June 17, 1994, football star O. J. Simpson was arrested for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman.

•  The Chunnel - the construction of the tunnel under the English Channel was completed after 7 years. The tunnel allowed travelers to drive between England and France in 35 minutes.

•  Figure Skating - at the Winter Olympic trials, an assailant hired by rival Tanya Harding struck American figure skating champion Nancy Kerrigan with a club. Although injured Kerrigan went on to win a silver medal at the Games.

Notable Deaths -
* Vuelta a Espana / Tour de France Champion: Luis Ocana (Spa), 1945-1994, a great Spanish cycling champion and the 1973 winner of the Tour de France, was found dead of a gun shot wound to the head. His death was ruled a suicide at the age of 49. He won the Vuelta in 1970.

* Vuelta a Espana Champion: Delio Rodriguez (Spa), 1916-1994, the Vuelta Champion in 1945.

Juan Manuel Fangio, 1911-1994, was a great Argentinean racecar driver. He won 5 Formula One championships in the 1950's. (See L'Equipe Sports Figure of the Decade 1950's).

Wilma Rudolph, 1940-1994, was an American track and field athlete who won three Olympic Gold Medals at the 1960 Rome Game.

 

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