| 3 April 1994|
268 km (166.5 mi)
Gianni Bugno (ITA)
6h 45' 20"
Johan Museeuw (BEL)
The 78th running of the Tour of Flanders cycling race in Belgium was held on Sunday 3 April 1994. Italian Gianni Bugno won in a four-man sprint ahead of Johan Museeuw and Andrei Tchmil. The race started in Sint-Niklaas and finished in Meerbeke (Ninove).
1994 Tour of Flanders Wikipedia
Defending champion Johan Museeuw had fallen behind early in the race because of a massive crash on the Oude Kwaremont and made his team chase in pursuit for half an hour before returning to the front. On the climb of Berendries, 35 km from the finish, a group of five was formed with Museeuw, Franco Ballerini, Andrei Tchmil, Gianni Bugno and Johan Capiot. Capiot was distanced on the Muur van Geraardsbergen and the four others headed to the finish. Museeuw, considered the fastest sprinter, reacted too late when Bugno initiated his sprint and failed to get past the Italian. At the finish line, the difference between Bugno and Museeuw was 7 mm, the smallest winning margin in the history of the Tour of Flanders.
There were 16 categorized climbs: