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CHRIS BOARDMAN and the former three-times winner, Greg LeMond, have been confirmed by the Gan team as starters for the Tour de France starting on Saturday.

ISLE OF MAN INTERNATIONAL WEEK: British professional road race championship (126 miles): 1 B Smith (Motorola) 6hr 29min 32sec; 2 M Elliott (Chevrolet-LA Sheriff) +1min 49sec; 3 M Walsham (Choice Accountancy) s/t. Irish championship: 1 M Earley (Raleigh); 2 S Kelly (Catavana); 3 J Barr (Clark Bros).