Sporting Digest: Cycling

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GRAEME OBREE, the world pursuit champion, who improved his Scottish record for the distance on Sunday, was yesterday beaten into second place in the Isle of Man week by Will Wright who was riding his first solo 25 mile TT.

ISLE OF MAN WEEK Open 25 mile TT: 1 W Wright (Wal) 54min 23sec; 2 G Obree (PCA) +7sec; 3 M Postle (Wal) +33; 4 J Ramsbottom (GB A) +1min 7sec; 5 K Stewart (GBB) +1:10; 6 R Wooles (Wal) +1:45. Team: Wales 2hr 45min 27sec. Women's 25 mile TT: 1 J Hewson (Team Caledonia) 1:01:42; 2 J Hooper (Cwmbran Paragon) +1:42; 3 A Von Klopp (Penicuik RT) +2:50. Team: Birkenhead North End CC (two riders) 2:26:36. Veterans' 25 mile TT: 1 P Guy (Mid-Shropshire Wheelers) 57:51; 2 L Foster (Border City Wheelers) +6sec; 3 A Gay (Hull Thursday RC) +1min 13sec. Age standard: F Evans (Coldra RC) 1:03:39 plus 13-32. Team: Border City Wheelers (two riders) plus 20-39.

TOUR OF SWITZERLAND Eighth stage (188.5km, Sion to Gstaad): 1 J Musseeuw (Bel) 5hr 24min 18sec; 2 A Kappes (Ger); 3 S Bauer (Can); 4 S Holzmann (Ger); 5 R Aldag (Ger); 6 G Pierobon (It); 7 C Henn (Ger); 8 J Nevens (Bel); 9 B Holm (Den); 10 V Poulnikov (Ukr) all s/t. Overall: 1 P Richard (Swit) 30:39:11; 2 Poulnikov +1:02; 3 G Pierobon (It) +1:05; 4 H Imboden (Swit) +1:26; 5 R Massi (It) +2:23; 6 M Saligari (It) +4:04; 7 L Armstrong (US) +4:18; 8 F Giupponi (It) +4:33; 9 M Gianetti (Swit) +4:41; 10 F Puttini (Bra) +5:56.

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