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Timeline: 1985

By Barry Boyce, CyclingRevealed Historian
Date Race Winner Distance
March 16, 1985 Milan-San Remo Hennie Kuiper (Hol) 294 km
April 7, 1985 Tour of Flanders Eric Vanderaerden (Bel) 271 km
April 14, 1985 Paris-Roubaix Marc Madiot (Fra) 265 km
April 21, 1985 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Moreno Argentin (Ita) 244 km
April 23-May 12, 1985 Vuelta a Espana Pedro Delgado (Spa) 19 Stages, 3,475 km
May 16-June 9, 1985 Giro d'Italia Franceco Moser (Ita) 22 Stages, 3,998 km
June 28-July 21, 1985 Tour de France Bernard Hinault (Fra) 23 Stages, 4,113 km
September 1, 1985 World Championships Joop Zoetemelk (Hol) Giavera Montello, Italy 265.5 km

October 12, 1985

Giro di Lombardia Sean Kelly (Ire) Como-Milan, 255 km

•  Great Britain - British Telecom announced the elimination of the famous Red Telephone Boxes.

•  Heysel Stadium Disaster - the European Football (Soccer) Cup finals in a suburb of Brussels, Belgium was the site of a tragic clash between fans from Liverpool, England and Italy. During the clash a section of a concert wall collapsed killing 39 fans (1 Belgian and 38 Italians). As a result of the tragedy English football clubs were banned from competition in Europe for 6 years.

•  Palestinian Terrorists - October 7, 1985, the luxury ocean liner was hijacked by Palestinians. December 27, 1985, Palestinians kill 20 people inside the airport in Vienna and Rome.

Notable Deaths -
* Tour de France Champion: Nicolas Frantz, 1899-1985, He was a two-time Tour de France champion in 1927 and 1928.

* Vuelta a Espana Champion: Dalmacio Langarica (Spa), 1919-1985, the Vuelta Champion in 1946.

Rock Hudson, 1925-1985, American actor died of AIDS.

Orsen Welles, 1915-1985, award winning American movie director of classic films.



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