Sporting Digest: Cycling

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MARCO SALIGARI, of Italy, won the sixth stage of the Giro d'Italia yesterday after a five-man sprint. Saligari, who escaped in the breakaway in the opening part of the 215km stage between Potenza and Caserte, has now won a stage in the last three Giros. Evgeni Berzin, of Russia, retained the overall lead.

GIRO D'ITALIA Sixth stage (215km, Potenza to Caserte): 1 M Saligari (It) GB-MG 5hr 39min 38sec; 2 M Ghirotto (It) ZG Mobili; 3 H Imboden (Swit) Brescialat; 4 I Gotti (It) Polti; 5 G Faresin (It) Lampre all same time; 6 G Pierobon (It) Amore and Vita +3min 01sec; 7 D Adboujaparov (Uzbek); 8 A de Basco (It) Amore and Vita; 9 M Bartoli (It) Mercatone; 10 J Svorada (Cz Rep) all s/t. Selected: 30 G Bugno (It) Polti; 36 C Chiappucci (It) Carrera; 42 M Indurain (Sp) Banesto all s/t. Leading overall: 1 E Berzin (Rus) Gewiss Ballan 27hr 45min 03sec; 2 Bugno +57sec; 3 A de las Cuevas (Spp) Castorama +1min; 4 Indurain +1.05; 5 W Belli (It) Lampre +1.26; 6 M Giovannetti (It) Mapei Clas +1.31; 7 S della Santa (It) Mapei Clas +1.32; 8 O Pellicioli (It) Polti +1.36; 9 M Pantani (It) Carrera +1.43; 10 A Hampsten (US) Motorola +1.53; 11 P Tonkov (Rus) Lampre +2.01; 12 F Casagrande (It) Mercatone Uno 2.07; 13 M Podenzana (It) Navaigare Blue Storm +3.14; 14 D Rebellin (It) MG Maglificio Technogym 3.23; 15 M Argentin (It) Gewiss Ballan +3.23; 16 F Vona (It) MG Maglificio Technogym +4.08; 17 H Buenahora (Col) Kelme Avianca +4.21. Selected: 27 Chiappucci +5.43.

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