Sporting Digest: Cycling

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ANTONIO MARTIN, one of Spain's leading young cyclists, was killed in an accident yesterday while training near his home at Torrelaguna, outside Madrid. Martin, 23, who this season signed for the Banesto team, led by Miguel Indurain, was in a collision with a car. He rose to prominence in his first appearance in the Tour de France last year, when he finished 12th.

TOUR OF ANDALUSIA Fourth stage (Torrox Costa to Sierra Nevada, 156km): 1 1 S Santa (It) 5hr 23min 8sec; 2 L Roosen (Bel) +41sec; 3 F Cabello (Sp) +1min 10sec; 4 A Sanchez (Sp) +1:17; 5 V Ekimov (Rus) +1:49. Overall: 1 Santa 19:25:47; 2 Roosen +41; 3 Cabello +1:10; 4 Sanchez +1:17; 5 B Hamburger (Den) +1:36.

TOUR OF THE MEDITERRANEAN (Fifth stage, Antibes, Fr, 135km): 1 M Cipollini (It) 3hr 20min 32sec; 2 F Baldato (It); 3 A Gontchenkov (Ukr); 4 D Abdoujaparov (Uzbek); 5 O Ludwig (Ger) same time. GB: 119 C Boardman +38sec. Overall standings: 1 Baldato 12hr 31min 59sec; 2 D Cassani (It) +12sec; 3 J Museeuw (Bel) +21; 4 E Berzin (It) +41; 5 M Sciandri (It) 59. GB: 71 Boardman +6:33.