Sporting Digest: Cycling

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TOUR OF SPAIN 21st and final stage (165.7km, 102.7 miles, Palazuelos to Madrid): 1 L Jalabert (Fr) ONCE 4:26:55; 2 E Vanderaerden (Bel) Brescialat; 3 R Pelliconi (It) Brescialat; 4 A Fanelli (It) Amore e Vita; 5 R Parnin (It) Navigare; 6 R Meier (Swit) TVM-Bison; 7 J de Santos (Sp) Banesto; 8 G Gorini (It) Jolly-Cage; 9 A di Basco (It) Amore e Vita; 10 P Fornaciari (It) Mercatone all s/t. Overall: 1 T Rominger (Swit) Mapei-Clas 92:07:48; 2 M Zarrabeitia (Sp) Banesto +7min 28sec; 3 P Delgado (Sp) Banesto +9:27; 4 A Zulle (Swit) ONCE +10:54; 5 O Rincon (Col) ONCE +13:09; 6 L LeBlanc (Fr) Lotus-Festina +15:27; 8 V Aparicio (Sp) Banesto +15:48; 7 L Perez (Sp) Castellblanch +16:46; 9 F Escartin (Sp) Mapei-Clas +16:54; 10 A Camargo (Col) Artiach +20:35.

TOUR DU PONT Final stage, individual time trial (Kernersville to Winston-Salem, 16.6 miles): 1 V Ekimov (Rus) 34min 3sec; 2 S Bauer (Can) 34:31; 3 J-F Bernard (Fr) 34:38; 4 L Armstrong (US) 34:52; 5 F Maassen (Neth) 35:04; 6 A Peron (It) 35:10; 7 S Mercier (US) 35:16; 8 E Van Hooydonck (Bel) 35:33. Final standings: 1 Ekimov 47hr 14min 29sec; 2 Armstrong +1min 24sec; 3 Peron +2:43; 4 A Chiurato (It) +2:46; 5 G Totschnig (Aut) +4:38; 6 B Bowen (US) +5:39; 7 B Julich (US) +6:03; 8 D Ozols* (Latvia) +6:12; 9= R Alcala (Mex), D Baker (US) +6:13.

* denotes amateur.

TOUR DE L'OISE Third stage (101km, 63 miles, Compiegne to Nogent-sur-Oise): 1 E Magnien (Fr) 2hr 16min 48sec; 2 J-P Heynderickx (Bel); 3 J Blijlevens (Neth); 4 S Smetanin (Rus); 5 C Capelle (Fr) all s/t. Selected: 16 S Kelly (Irl); 67 C Boardman (GB); 69 M Indurain (Sp) all s/t.

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