Sport in Short: Cycling

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JOHN EVANS, the Welsh international, has been banned for six months after failing a drug test. He gave a urine sample which contained more than the permitted level of pseudoephedrine after finishing second in an Abergavenny road race.

TOUR DE LIMOUSIN Third stage (Aubusson-Chaumeil, 190km) Leading riders: 1 T Laurent (Fr) 5hr 9min 55sec; 2 A Garmandia (Sp) +1sec; 3 J-P Dojwa (Fr) +4. Overall: 1 E Boyer (Fr) 13:34:22; 2 J Gonzales (Col) +7sec; 3 T Claveyrolat (Fr) +15.

TOUR OF THE NETHERLANDS Fourth stage (Arnhem-Tilburg, 163.5km): Winner: R Harmeling (Neth) 3hr 45min 22sec. Overall: 1 J Nijdam (Neth) 11hr 42min 52sec; 2 T Marie (Fr) +41sec; 3 P Pieters +47; 6 S Yates (GB) +1:20.

BCF NATIONAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS (Leicester): Club team 4,000m pursuit (qualifying TT): 1 Team Haverhill 4min 29.92sec; 2 VC St Raphael 4:39.47; 3 Dinnington RC 4:42.44. Amateur 20km: 1 A Stirrat (City of Edinburgh RC); 2 S Clark (Dinnington RC); 3 J Snodin (Invicta RC). Time: 24:36.91. Women's 30km points race: 1 S Hodge (VC Ajax) 81pts; 2 S Dawes (Leicestershire RC) 58; 3 R Jones (Abergavenny RC) 25. Time: 47:34.46. Professional 5,000m pursuit (qualifying TT): 1 J Walshaw (Saracen Cycles) 5:59.604; 2 S Wingrave (PCA) 6:05.08; 3 G Coltman (Raleigh) 6:11.631. Junior 3,000m pursuit final: C Ball (Antelope RT) 3:39.882 bt R Bruce (Wembley RC) 3:40.752. Bronze: R Wright (VC Lincoln).

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