Sporting Digest: Cycling

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Criterium International First stage (191.5km, Chateauneuf-du-Pape to Pertuis, Fr): 1 E Bouwmans (Neth) Novemail 4hr 41min 08sec; 2 L Jalabert (Fr) +4sec; 3 A De las Cuevas (Fr); 4 A Citracca (It); 5 D Cassani (It) all same time. Selected: 73 R Millar (GB) +4; 107 C Boardman (GB) 17min 47sec. Second stage (94.5km, Pernes-les-Fontaines to Cheval Blanc): 1 G Furlan (It) 2hr 29min 08sec; 2 T Rominger (Swit) +35sec; 3 E Berzin (Rus); 4 A Elli (It) s/t; 5 S Casagrande (It) +1min 22sec. Third stage (12.5km time trial, Avignon): 1 E Berzin (Rus) 14min 22.92sec; 2 Rominger +2.5sec; 3 De las Cuevas +8; 4 E Seigneur (Fr) +13; 5 C Chiappucci (It) 19. Selected: 7 C Boardman (GB) +28. Final standings: 1 Furlan 7hr 25min 01sec; 2 Rominger +16sec; 3 E Berzin s/t; 4 A Elli (It) 50; 5 Chiappucci +1min 22sec.

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