Sporting Digest: Cycling

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Germany's Jan Ullrich pulled out of the first stage of the Tour of Switzerland yesterday complaining of a sore knee and leaving his participation in the Tour de France in doubt.

TOUR OF SWITZERLAND Second stage (200km from Solothurn to Lausanne): 1 P Richard (Swit) 4hr 46min 5sec; 2 F Casagrande (It) +1sec; 3 L Jalabert (Fr); 4 L Dufaux (Swit) same time; 5 G Simoni (It) +0:02; 6 O Camenzind (Swit) s/t; 7 R Petito (It) +0:03; 8 D de Paoli (It) s/t; 9 M Zberg (Swit) +0:04; 10 A Meier (Swit) s/t. Overall standings: 1 L Jalabert (Fr) 4hr 53min 13sec; 2 R Petito (It) 0:18; 3 P Richard (Swit) 0:19; 4 L Dufaux (Swit) 0:23; 5 O Camenzind (Swit) s/t; 6 B Zberg (Swit) 0:24; 7 M White (Aus) 0:27; 8 A Meier (Swit) s/t; 9 D Schnider (Swit) 0:28; 10 G Simoni (It) 0:29.