Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
Cycling's world governing body said yesterday that it will not pursue disciplinary action against the French rider Laurent Jalabert after he apologised for describing the International Cycling Union as a "dictatorship" and its commissioners as "half Dracula and half neo-Nazi".

Abraham Olano, the Tour of Spain and world time-trial winner, has ended his two-year stay at the Banesto team and intends to join another Spanish squad, ONCE. The 28-year-old, who also won the 1995 world road race title, will sign a two-year contract.

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