Sporting Digest: Cycling

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PARIS TO NICE Eighth stage (100km, Mandelieu-Napoule to Nice): 1 D Abdoujaparov (Uzbek) Politi 2hr 19min 03sec; 2 M Cipollini (It) Mercatone Uno; 3 L Jalabert (Fr) ONCE; 4 F Baldato (It) GB-MG; 5 M Sergeant (Bel) Novemail. Selected: S Kelly (Irl) +32. Time trial (12.5km): 1 T Rominger (Swit) Mapei 22:6; 2 J Montoya (Sp) Banesto +42sec; 3 A Zulle (Swit) ONCE +46; 4 J-F Bernard (Fr) Banesto +1min 15sec; 5 V Ekimov (Rus) WordPerfect +1:23. Overall: 1 Rominger 37:16.5; 2 Montoya +36; 3 Ekimov +1:30; 4 Pensec +1:41; 5 Roux +1:53.

TOUR OF MURCIA Final stage (11km time trial): 1 C Boardman (GB) 13min 12sec; 2 M Mauri (Sp) +9sec; 3 E Breukink (Neth) +16; 4 S Knaven (Neth) +23; 5 A Leanizbarrutia (Sp) +24. Overall: 1 Mauri 17:52:02; 2 A Garmendia (Sp) +23sec; 3 H Diaz (Sp) +31; 4 A Noe (It) +38; 5 M Rojas (Sp) +40.

TIRRENO TO ADRIATICO RACE Fifth stage (191km, Bolgheri to Castiglion Fibocchi; It unless stated): 1 S Zanini 4hr 47min 15sec; 2 S Colage; 3 G Furlan; 4 C Chiappucci; 5 M Fondriest. Leading overall: 1 Furlan 22hr 11min 2sec; 2 G Petito +4sec; 3 A Chiruato +6; 4 D Cassani +7; 5 Colage +9.

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