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John Tanner took the lead in the BCF Premier Calendar series when he won the 102-mile Lincoln Grand Prix yesterday, crossing the line 29 seconds clear of the former race winner Chris Walker. Jon Clay, who earlier had won the national 10-mile time trial championship at Barton-on-Humber, was in a race-long break of eight riders at Lincoln and eventually finished in fourth place.

The world road race champion, Johan Museeuw, won the Dunkirk Four Days race for the second time yesterday. The victory, in a race the Belgian first won in 1995, was consolation for Museeuw after a lacklustre campaign in the spring classics. He fell in Milan-San Remo and in the Tour of Flanders before managing second place in the Paris-Roubaix.

Pavel Tonkov held off Chris Boardman to win the Tour of Romandie yesterday. The Briton claimed the fifth and final stage, a 21.7 km time trial, in 24min 10sec but could not overcome the lead the Russian had built up in the mountains on Saturday. Tonkov was eighth yesterday, 54 seconds behind Boardman, but it was enough to give him a 45-second win over the Briton and his fourth Tour win.

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