JOHAN MUSEEUW WINS ZURICH CYCLING CHAMPIONSHIP

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Johan Museeuw, of Belgium, made almost certain of the World Cup title yesterday when he won the 235km Zurich Championship by a few centimetres, taking him to 199 points, well-ahead of the second placed Frenchman, Laurent Jalabert, with two races remaining.

ZURICH CHAMPIONSHIP (235km): 1 J Museeuw (Bel) Mapei 5hr 34min 15sec; 2 G Bugno (It) MG; 3 G Furlan (It) Gewiss; 4 M Copolillo (It) Navigare; 5 M den Bakker (Neth) TVM all same time. Leading World Cup standings: 1 Museew 199pts; 2 L Jalabert (Fr) Once 111; 3 M Gianetti (Swit) Polti 100; 4 F Baldato (It) MG 91; 5 Bugno 88.

Britain's Caroline Alexander yesterday completed a 90-second victory in the women's race of the European mountain bike championships at Spindleruv Mlyn, Czech Republic.

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