Sporting Digest: Cycling

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SEAN YATES, of England, won the US Pro Cycling Championship in Philadelphia yesterday, completing the 156- mile event in 6hr 4min 25sec. It was his fourth success in the event.

TOUR OF ITALY 15th stage (195km, Merano to Aprica): 1 F Pantani (It) Carrera 6hr 55min 58sec; 2 C Chiappucci (It) Carrera +2min and 52sec; 3 W Belli (It) Lampre +3:27; 4 N Rodriguez (Col) ZG Mobili +3:29; 5 M Indurain (Sp) Banesto +3:30; 6 E Berzin (Rus) Gewiss Ballan +4:06; 7 U Bolts (Ger) Telekom s/t; 8 G Bugno (It) Polti +5:50; 9 V Poulnikov (Ukr) Carrera; 10 P Tonkov (Rus) Lampre all s/t. Overall standings: 1 Berzin 67:19:49; 2 Pantani +1:18; 3 Indurain +3:03; 4 Bugno +4:08; 5 Belli +4:41; 6 A de las Cuevas (Fr) Castorama +5:12; 7 Tonkov +7:53; 8 Chiappucci +9:13; 9 Rodriguez +10:15; 10 A Hampsten (US) Motorola +11:48.

TOUR OF ASTURIAS Final stage (164km, Cangas to Narcea, Sp): 1 J Skibby (Den) 3hr 46min 54sec; 2 G Fagnini (It); 3 W Nelissen (Bel); 4 A Saitov (Rus); 5 J Talen (Neth) all s/time. Overall: 1 A Olano (Sp) 23hr 41min 14sec; 2 P Delgado (Sp) +59sec; 3 F Casas (Sp) +1min 26sec; 4 A Camargo (Col) +1:31; 5 B Zberg (Swit) +2:19.

DAUPHINE LIBERE RACE Sixth stage (203.5km, Allevard-les-Bains to Chambery, Fr): 1 R Pensec (Fr) Novemail 5hr 33min 25sec; 2 R Virenque (Fr) Festina; 3 L Roosen (Bel) Lotto; 4 A Kasputis (Lith) Chazal-MBK-Konig; 5 L Dufaux (Swit) ONCE; 6 P Jonker (Neth) Novemail-Laser; 7 E Caritoux (Fr) Chazal-MBK-Konig; 8 I Camacho (Sp) Kelme; 9 D Rous (Fr) Gan; 10 P Herve (Fr) Festina all s/t; 43 C Boardman (GB) Gan +11min 23sec. Overall: 1 Dufaux 28:35:52; 2 Pensec +55sec; 3 Kasputis +1min 11sec; 4 Rous +1:22; 5 Virenque +1:28; 6 Herve +1:39; 7 Camacho +2:17; 8 Jonker +2:39; 9 C Manin (Fr) Chazal-MBK-Konig +4:18; 10 Caritoux +4:22; 22 Boardman +15.23.

NATIONAL 25-MILE TT CHAMPIONSHIP (High Wycombe): 1 R Prebble (Wembley RC) 50min 45sec; 2 P Manning (Birmingham Univ) 51:19; 3 P Longbottom (North Wirral Velo) 51:23.

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