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Graeme Obree raced to his second record of the Isle of Man week in Ramsay yesterday. The former world pursuit champion smashed Darryl Webster's 10-year-old course and event record by 45 seconds, winning the open 10-mile TT in 20 minutes 6 seconds.

Pavel Tonkov won the Tour of Switzerland cycle race by 11 seconds from the Swiss rider Alex Zulle after the final stage from Flums to Zurich. It was a first major tour win for the 26-year-old Russian, who took the overall lead by 13 seconds, from Zulle, in the mountainous eighth stage.

Richard Virenque of France, King of the Mountains in last year's Tour de France, was injured in a road accident while training in Hyers yesterday. Doctors said the cyclist suffered hip, knee and shoulder injuries but no broken bones.

ISLE OF MAN INTERNATIONAL WEEK Open 10-mile TT (Ramsey): 1 G Obree (Die Continentale) 20:06 (course and event record); 2 P Jennings (N Wirral Velo) 21:19; 3 P Hart (Leicestershire RC) 21:59; 4 B Buss (RAF CC) 22:19; 5 A Moore (Cherry Valley RT) 22:36; 6 C Bates (Bynea CC) 22:39. Grand Prix pro-am series, fourth round (Port Erin, 24 miles): 1 C Walker (Cycles Peugeot) 1hr 0min 23sec; 2 R Hayles (Computer Personnel); 3 J Clay (Team Orange); 4 M Walsham (Team Ulusoy); 5 M McKay (RT Italia); 6 C Lillywhite (Karrimor) all same time. Standings: 1 C Walker 81pts; 2 M Walsham 56; 3 C Lillywhite 55; 4 J Bayfield (Allendale RT); 5 J Tanner (Team Ulusoy) 44; 6 G Holmes (Ambrosia-Dynatech) 42.

TOUR OF SWITZERLAND (Final stage, Flums to Zurich): 1 F Vanzella (It) 4hr 24min 5sec; 2 R Jaermann (Swit) +31sec; 3 G Simoni (It); 4 D Bottaro (It); 5 J Capiot (Bel); 6 G Lombardi (It); 7 A Kappes (Ger); 8 B Risi (Swit); 9 R Pelliconi (It); 10 F Moncassin (Fr) all same time. Final overall standings: 1 P Tonkov (Rus) 40hr 13min 12 sec; 2 A Zulle (Swit) +11sec; 3 Z Jaskula (Pol) +4:25 sec; 4 G Furlan (It) +6:31; 5 B Zberg (Swit) +7:50; 6 I Gotti (It) +7:57; 7 L Piepoli (It) + 8:43; 8 D Rebellin (It) +8:44; 9 A Teterjiuk (Kaz)+ 9:27; 10 F Escartin (Sp) +9:28.

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