Sporting Digest: Cycling

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GIRO D'ITALIA Seventh stage (119km circuit race, Fiuggi): 1 L Cubino (Sp) Kelme 2hr 56min 12sec; 2 M Coppolillo (It) Navigare +1sec; 3 F Jeker (Swit) Castorama; 4 F Bordonali (It) Brescialat; 5 O Pellicioli (It) Polti; 6 A Chiurato (It) Mapei Clas all same time; 7 M Bartoli (It) Mercatone +10; 8 A Ferrigato (It) ZG Mobili; 9 A di Basco (It) Amore and Vita; 10 G Bugno (It) Polti all s/t. Eighth stage (44km individual time trial, Grosseto to Follonica): 1 E Berzin (Rus) Gewiss Ballan 50min 46sec; 2 A de las Cuevas (Fr) Castorama +1min 16sec; 3 G Bugno (It) Polti +1:41; 4 M Indurain (Sp) Banesto +2:34; 5 M Lelli (It) Mercatone +2:39; 6 P Ugrumov (Lat) Gewiss Ballan +2:48; 7 M Giovannetti (It) Mapei Clas +2:49; 8 F Casagrande (It) Mercatone +2:55; 9 M Podenzana (It) Navigare +3:11; 10 M Argentin (It) Gewiss Ballan +3:19. Leading overall: 1 Berzin 31hr 32min 11sec; 2 de las Cuevas +2min 16sec; 3 Bugno +2:38; 4 Indurain +3:39; 5 M Giovannetti (It) Mapei Clas +4:20; 6 F Casagrande (It) Mercatone +5:02; 7 W Belli (It) Lampre +5:24; 8 P Tonkov (Rus) Lampre +6:09; 9 S della Santa (It) Mapei Clas +6:19; 10 M Podenzana (It) Navigare +6:25.

K MART CLASSIC Fifth stage (105 miles, Lewisburg, West Virginia): 1 L Armstrong (US) 4hr 39min 1sec; 2 M Elliott (GB) +9sec; 3 S Bauer (Can) same time; 4 A Bishop (US) +12; 5 A Piziks (Lat); 6 V Bobrik (Rus) both s/t. Overall: 1 F Andreu (US) 15hr 53min 55sec; 2 Bauer +13sec; 3 G Hincapie (US) +50; 4= B Julich (US), S Yates (GB) +1min 16sec.

TOUR OF THE KINGDOM TWO-DAY PRO-AM (Scotland) 192 miles: 1 J Tanner (Choice Accountancy) 7hr 29min 10sec; 2 D Williams (Northern Select) +40sec; 3 M Lovatt (Optimum Performance RT) +50.

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