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MIGUEL INDURAIN is likely to retain his Tour of Italy title in today's final stage despite his closest rival, Piotr Ugrumov of Latvia, cutting 36 seconds from the Spaniard's overall lead yesterday.

TOUR OF ITALY 20th stage (172km, Turin to Oropa): 1 M Ghirotto (It) 4hr 18min 19sec; 2 M Giovannetti (It) +21sec; 3 L Madouas (Fr) +47; 4 A Rondon (Col) +57; 5 P Ugrumov (Lat) +1min 52sec; 6 S Roche (Irl) +1:56; 7 M Argentin (It) +2:01; 8 C Chiappucci (It) +2:22; 9 P Tonkov (Rus) +2:25; 10 M Indurain (Sp) +2:28. Overall: 1 Indurain 94hr 11min 7sec; 2 Ugrumov +58sec; 3 Chiappucci at +5min 27sec; 4 M Lelli (It) +6:09; 5 Tonkov +7:11; 6 Argentin +9:12; 7 V Pulnikov (Ukr) +11:30; 8 M Fondriest (It) +12:53; 9 Roche +13:31.

TOUR OF LUXEMBOURG First section of third stage (142km, Bettembourg to Foetz) leading positions: 1 J Capiot (Bel) 3hr 27min 22sec; 2 D Dekker (Neth); 3 M Sciandri (It); 4 E Schurer (Neth); 5 J Museeuw (Bel) all same time. Second section (12km time trial): 1 E Van Hooydonck (Bel) 14min 43sec; 2 J Nijdam (Neth) +2sec; 3 F Maassen (Neth) +15; 4 Sciandri +21; 5 Museeuw +22. Overall: 1 Van Hooydonck 13hr 55min 39sec; 2 Sciandri +4sec; 3 Maassen +34; 4 J Skibby (Den) +43; 5 Museeuw +44; 10 S Yates (GB) +1.09.

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