Cycling: Jeremy Hunt fourth overall after first stage of the Tour of Murcia

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Britain's Jeremy Hunt was fourth overall after the first stage of the Tour of Murcia in Spain yesterday. He was eight seconds behind the leader, Massimo Strazzer, of Italy.

TOUR OF MURCIA (Spain) First stage: 1 M Strazzer (Roslotto) It 5hr 8min 18sec; 2 D Abdujaparov (Lotto) Uzbek; 3 J Capiot (TVM) Bel; 4 M Traversoni (Mercatone) It; 5 G Missallia (Mapei) It; 6 M Ballerini (Mapei) It, all same time. Overall standings: 1 Strazzer 5hr 8min 6sec; 2 Abdujaparov at 4sec; 3 Capiot 8; 4 J Hunt (Banesto) GB 8; 5 J Werner (Refin) Ger 8; 6 L de Louw (Foreldorado) Neth 9.