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Claudio Chiappucci's Asics team has been left out of the Tour de France because of their poor form this season. Asked if Chiappucci, twice a Tour runner-up, could race for another team, a Tour spokesman said he could see no impediment.

Welshman Matt Postle pulled off an Isle of Man double against the clock when he won the open 10-mile time-trial yesterday. He followed up his victory over 25 miles on Tuesday by covering a course near Ramsey in 21min 24sec to beat North Wirral's Matt Bottrill by 27sec.