Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
CHRIS BOARDMAN, Britain's Olympic gold medallist, has pulled out of this weekend's Girvan three-day international in Scotland because of a throat infection.

TOUR OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY Fourth stage (212km): 1 T Rominger (Swit) 5hr 42min 22sec; 2 R Sorensen (Den); 3 A Zulle (Swit) s/t; 4 M Zarrabeitia (Sp) +2sec; 5 D Rebellin (It) +7. Overall Standings: 1 Rominger 19:00:21; 2 Zulle +6sec; 3 Sorensen s/t; 4 D Cassani (It) +13; 5 U Ampler (Ger) +18.