Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
SNOW and ice forced the abandonment of the final stage, already reduced to 62 miles, of the Girvan International three-day pro-am event in Scotland yesterday. The overnight leader, Ian Gilkes, the 25-year-old amateur international from Wolverhampton, was declared the winner.

TOUR OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY First stage (117km): 1 E Dekker (Neth) 2hr 42min 2sec; 2 L Jalabert (Fr); 3 G Fagnnini (It); 4 S Sunderland (Aut); 5 J Palacin (Sp); 6 J Werner (Ger) all s/t.