Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
Marco Pantani, the Tour de France winner, was yesterday forced to pull out of the Catalonia Week race after suffering a fall 10 kilometres from the finishing line of Wednesday's third stage.

Big Mat Auber, the French team, have suspended their leader Pascal Lino until 9 April for allegedly attempting to take corticoids, a banned substance, to cure sinusitis.