SPORTING DIGEST: CYCLING

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SPORTING DIGEST: CYCLING

Festina have sacked their physiotherapist, Rick Keyaerts, following the discovery by customs officers of creatine and other legal substances in a team car he was driving. The team have painstakingly rebuilt their reputation since being expelled from last year's Tour de France after then team manager Bruno Roussel admitted to systematic dope-taking within the outfit.

Anthony Malarczyk, the Welsh international, followed up last year's win by his compatriot Huw Pritchard by out-sprinting a 140-strong field in yesterday's Royal Bank of Scotland Curwen Clague Memorial handicap race on the Isle of Man.

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