Sport in Short: Cycling

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STEVE FARRELL was stripped of victory in the 90-mile national amateur road race championship at Buxton for dangerous driving. The gold medal was awarded to Simon Bray, while Farrell was relegated to second place.

NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP (90 miles, Buxton): 1 S Bray (Invicta RC) 3hr 50min 01sec; 2 S Farrell (Tunstall Wheelers) same time; 3 P Curran (Dinnington RC) +2sec.

TOUR OF CATALONIA Fifth stage (Platja D'Aro): First section (74km): 1 L Jalabert (Fr) 2hr 0 min 48sec; 2 H Koerts (Neth); 3 M Manzoni (It); 4 C Moreda (Sp); 5 M Vermote (Bel) 6 M Hermans (Neth) all same time. Second section (119.5km): 1 M Fondriest (It) 3:00.43; 2 V Aparicio (Sp) +2sec; 3 Jalabert +3; 4 M Elliot (GB); 5 A Saitov (CIS); 6 Gonzalez all s/t. Leading standings: 1 A Zulle (Swit) 16hr 11min 14sec; 2 J F Bernard (Fr) +14sec; 3 M Indurain (Sp) +16; 4 J Bruyneel (Bel) +40; 5 T Rominger (Swit) s/t; 6 E Breukink (Neth) +44.

GRAND PRIX EDDY MERCKX TIME TRIAL (62km, Brussels): 1 J Nijdam (Neth) 1hr 17min 40.62sec; 2 F Maassen (Neth) +52sec; 3 T Marie (Fr) +1min 1sec; 4 U Bolts (Ger) +2:03; 5 H Frison (Bel) +2:44; 6 L Fignon (Fr) +2:46.

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