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Cycling - Historical Events
Date Event
1914-08-18

Oscar Egg sets new cycling hour record (44,247 km)

1937-09-04

Doris Kopsky, becomes 1st NABA woman cycling champion (4:22.4)

1969-08-23

Audrey McElmory (US) wins World Cycling Championships, Brno

1969-08-23

France's Une De Mai wins International Trot at Roosevelt Raceway Czechoslovakia (1st American to win cycling race title since 1912)

1974-09-10

Teuvo Louhivouri sets cycling distance record of 515.8 mi in 24 hrs

1979-05-02

-May 10] Vivekananda (Sri Lanka) begins nonstop ride, cycling 187 hrs, 28 min, around Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka

1983-02-20

Roland Liboton becomes world champ cross-country cycling

1983-06-08

Charlos Vieira begins 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal

1983-06-16

Charlos Vieira completes 191 hr "nonstop" cycling in Leiria Portugal

1983-09-04

Greg LeMond becomes only American to win cycling's Road Championship

1986-08-07

Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe begin cycling journey of 15,266 miles from Prudhoe Bay Alaska to Argentina

1987-06-13

Daniel Buettner, Bret Anderson, Martin Engel & Anne Knabe complete cycling journey of 15,266 mi from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Argentina

1988-06-16

In Santa Barbara, CA, a team of 32 divers begin cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins

1988-06-19

32 divers finish cycling underwater on a standard tricycle, to complete 116.66 mi in 75 hrs 20 mins

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Cycling - Birthdays
Date Event
1837-05-09

Adam Opel, German manufacturer (cycling, motorcars)

1873-10-19

Jaap Eden, Dutch World Champion cycling & speed skating

1922-12-16

Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist

1937-05-12

Beryl Burton, UK, won record (7) women's cycling titles

1980-9-24

Victoria Pendleton, Victoria Pendleton: Cycling's Golden Girl

Cycling - Deaths
Date Event
1994-02-11

Antonio Martin, Spanish cyclist, dies in cycling accident at 23

1996-06-18

Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73

2017-08-15

Olympic cycling champ Stephen Wooldridge dies, aged 39


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