Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
Two sponsors have reached an agreement which will ensure the GAN cycling team remain a force until the year 2001. The GAN insurance company were to have dropped their sponsorship of the team managed by Roger Legeay and featuring Briton Chris Boardman and Frenchman Frederic Moncassin next year but will back it until August when the Credit Agricole bank can take over.

Credit Agricole, keen to sponsor a top cycling team, are engaged until July as one of the chief sponsors of the soccer World Cup taking place in France from June 10 to July 12.