Sport in Short: Cycling

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TIRRENO-ADRIATICO RACE Second stage (179km) (It unless stated): 1 M Fondriest 4hr 50min 45sec; 2 J Skibby (Den); 3 A Tchmil (Mol); 4 M Bartoli; 5 G Pierdomenico; 6 D Bottaro; 7 S Rooks (Neth); 8 U Bolts (Ger); 9 D Rebellin; 10 Z Spruch (Pol) s/t. Leading overall standings: 1 Skibby 10hr 23min 16sec; 2 Fondreist +1sec; 3 Tchmil +4; 4 S Della Santa; 5 M Argentin s/t; 6 A Chiurato +5; 7 Bartoli +6; 8 Rebellin; 9 A Volpi; 10 Rooks s/t.

PARIS-NICE RACE Fifth stage (210km from St Etienne): 1 M Cipollini (It) 5hr 27min 9sec; 2 W Nelissen (Bel); 3 J Capiot (Bel); 4 C Capelle (Fr); 5 E Magnien (Fr); 6 O Ludwig (Ger); 7 M Sciandri (It); 8 A Baffi (It); 9 A Olano (Sp); 10 W Veenstra (Neth) s/t. Leading overall standings: 1 A Zuelle (Swit) 15hr 58min 32sec; 2 E Breukink (Neth) +4sec; 3 F Moreau (Fr) +8; 4 J-C Colotti (Fr) +9; 5 S Hodge (Aus) +14; 6 H Diaz Zabala (Sp) +16; 7 L Bezault (Fr) +31; 8 P Lance (Fr) s/t; 9 Capelle +33; 10 T Gouvenou (Fr) 49.

TOUR OF MURCIA RACE Third stage (195km) (Sp unless stated): 1 A Gutierrez 5hr 19min 19sec; 2 P de Clercq (Bel); 3 V Ekimov (Rus).

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