Sport in Short: Cyclo-Cross

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STEVE DOUCE won a seventh British open title at Wolverhampton yesterday when the holder, David Baker, crashed within sight of the finish. Baker overtook Douce 250 yards from the line, but the Team Raleigh rider careered out of control on a patch of ice.

NATIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP (Wolverhampton) (14 miles): 1 S Douce (Saracen Cycles) 1hr 10min 5sec; 2 D Baker (Team Raleigh) +39sec; 3 P Stevenson (Middridge CRT) +1:12; 4 R Hammond (VC Bad) +2:29; 5 C Young (Team Orange) +2:40; 6 F Salmon (Peugeot-Look) +3:03. Junior (9 miles): M Guy (Stars & Stripes) 47:51.