Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
THE Banesto team, sponsored by the troubled Spanish bank, have been assured they will be in existence for at least another two years. Banesto is to continue its involvement and all contracts would be honoured in the team, including Miguel Indurain and Pedro Delgado in a 26-strong squad.

COLOGNE SIX-DAY RACE Leading standings after third night: 1 B Risi and K Betschart (Swit) 127pts. +1 lap: 2 A Kappes (Ger) and E de Wilde (Bel) 134. +2: 3 U Freuler (Swit) and C Wolf (Ger) 183; +4 P Bincoletto (It) and A Klaus (Ger) 112. +8: 5 T Rellensmann and U Messerschmidt (Ger) 57. +9: 6 K Khrabzov (Rus) and T Schmidt (Ger) 59. +12: 7 J Madsen (Den) and M Dubrueil (Fr) 86. +13: 8 L Teutenberg and M Hess (Ger) 48. +17: 9 S Wesemann (Ger) and D Woods (Aus) 44; 10 S Tourne (Bel) and A Beikirch (Ger) 32.