Sporting Digest: Cycling

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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.