Nicola Panzeri killed: Cycling

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Nicola Panzeri, the 26-year-old Italian professional cyclist, was killed on Saturday in a head-on collision between the motorcycle he was riding and an oncoming car, near his home in Lecco, Northern Italy. Panzeri, who raced for the Scrigno-Gaerne team and had been due to compete in this year's Giro d'Italia.

AMSTEL GOLD WORLD CUP CLASSIC (258km, Heerlen to Maastricht, Neth): 1 B Riis (Den) Deutsche Telekom 6hr 11min 19sec; 2 A Tafi (It) Mapei +46sec; 3 B Zberg (Swit) Mercatone Uno; 4 L Roux (Fr) TVM; 5 M Gianetti (Swit) Fran des Jeux all same time; 6 M Bartoli (It) MG-Technogym +47; 7 L Jalabert (Fr) ONCE +48. World Cup leading standings (after five of 10 races): 1 Bartoli 196pts; 2 R Sorensen (Den) Rabobank 180; 3 Jalabert 107; 4 A Tchmil (Ukr) Lotto 104; 5 Riis 100; 15 M Sciandri (GB) Fran des Jeux 69.