A4 Article in conference proceedings
The Baltic Sea Friendship Race 1986–1989 – A Unique Effort in the History of Finnish Bicycle Racing




Subtitle: A Unique Effort in the History of Finnish Bicycle Racing
List of Authors: Ville Laamanen
Place: San Francisco
Publication year: 2008
Book title *: Bicycle History 18: Proceedings of the 18th International Cycling History Conference
Number of pages: 7
ISBN: 978-1-892495-62-4

Abstract


As soon as the first edition of the Baltic Sea Friendship Race started on Thursday, May 29th, 1986 with a three-kilometre prologue in Turku,a coastal city of some 160,000 people in the South-Western coast of Finland, international cycling history was made. It was the first time that the route of a high-profile road cycling race included stages on both sides of the iron curtain.



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