Sport in Short: Cycling

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PHIL ANDERSON, of Australia, won a shoulder-to-shoulder duel to snatch the lead in the Nissan Classic Tour of Ireland. He and Raul Alcala charged down the quayside at Cork seeming inseparable for 200 yards until Anderson edged ahead almost on the line.

TOUR OF IRELAND (Cork): Fourth stage, 195km from Limerick: 1 P Anderson (Aus) 5hr 06min 18sec; 2 R Alcala (Mex); 3 A Tchmil (Rus); 4 S Roche (Irl) all same time; 5 L Leblanc (Fr) +3sec; 6 R Harmeling (Neth) +26sec; 7 C Henn (Ger); 8 L Brochard (Fr); 9 A da Silva (Por); 10 S Kelly (Irl) all same time. Overall standings: 1 Anderson 18:58:48; 2 Alcala +10sec; 3 Tchmil +12; 4 E van Hooydonck (Bel) +13; 5 Roche +16; 6 Leblanc +19; 7 W Engelbrecht (SA) +39; 8 M Earley (Irl) s/t; 9 A Bishop (US) +40; 10 O Ludwig (Ger) +41.

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