Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
GIANNI BUGNO has appealed against a two-year ban for using caffeine. The 1991-92 world champion tested positive after a one-day race in Italy in August.

TOUR OF CATALONIA (Martorell, Sp, 151km) Sixth stage: 1 M Donati (It) Mercatone 3hr 40min 45sec; 2 J Manuel Garcia (Sp) Mapei Clas same time; 3 A Sanchez (Sp) Artiach +2; 4 E Breukink (Neth) ONCE +12. Leading overall standings: 1 C Chiappucci (It) Carrera 25hr 2min 48sec; 2 P Delgado (Sp) Banesto +2; 3 F Escartin (Sp) Mapei Clas +10; 4 W Belli (It) Lampre +43; 5 Sanchez +1:12.