Gerald Lievin, France's 24-year-old amateur champion, has failed a drug test. Illegal levels of testosterone were found in both samples he provided after winning his title in June.
TOUR OF SPAIN Twelfth stage (Marbella to Sierra Nevada, 238.5km) Leading placings: 1 B Dietz (Ger) 6hr 52min 20sec; 2 L Jalabert (Fr) same time; 3 A Olano (Sp) +2sec. Overall standings: 1 L Jalabert (Fr) 56hr 20min 30sec; 2 A Olano (Sp) +5min 18sec; 3 J Bruyneel (Bel) +6:36.
75TH PARIS-BRUSSELS CLASSIC: 1 F Vandenbroucke (Bel) 5hr 53min 0sec; 2 F Corvers (Bel); 3 R Sorensen (Den). Selected: 49 S Yates (GB) all same time.