Sporting Digest: Cycling

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GRAEME OBREE, the Scottish rider who was picked for the World championships in Norway after winning the individual pursuit title at the National track championships, yesterday announced he would turn professional before the world event starts on 17 August.

BCF NATIONAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS (Leicester) 50km points race final: 1 S Lillistone (North Wirral Velo) 54pts; 2 S Wingrave (Neilson-Tivoli) 23; 3 R Craven (Loughborough University CC) 7. Time: 1hr 4min 22sec. Junior 1,000m sprint final: J Taylor (Heron RC) bt S Kennedy (Newark Castle) 2-0.

WOMEN'S TOUR DE FRANCE Seventh stage (75km, Bagneres-de-Bigorre): 1 L Van Moorsel (Neth) 2hr 08min 14sec; 2 H van de Vijver (Bel) +1:50; 3 E Vink (Neth) +3:03; 4 M Clignet (Fr) +3:11; 5 F Luperini (It) same time. Overall: 1 Van Moorsel 19hr 29min 48sec; 2 van de Vijver +5min 20sec; 3 Luperini s/t; 4 Clignet +6:23; 5 Vink +8:18; 6 M Purvis (GB) +9:40.

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