Sporting Digest: Cycling

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THE French professional team, Gan, last night confirmed they hope to sign Chris Boardman, Britain's Olympic pursuit champion and world hour record-holder, after the world championships which start in Norway on Tuesday.

KELLOGG'S TOUR OF BRITAIN Fifth and final stage (Bradford to Liverpool, 109.4 miles): 1 E de Clercq (Bel, La William) 4hr 38min 26sec; 2 H Redant (Bel, Collstrop) +24sec; 3 T Claveyrolat (Fr, Gan) +28sec; 4 E Schurer (Neth, TVM) +4:26; 5 J Svorada (Slovak, Lampre); 6 P Anderson (Aus, Motorola); 7 P De Clercq (Bel, Lotto); 8 C Lillywhite (GB, Banana); 9 H Frison (Bel, Lotto); 10 J Remels (Bel, La William) same time. Selected GB: 19 B Smith (Banana) +4:26; 21 M Walsham (Banana); 22 J Tanner (Neilson-Tivoli); 29 B Luckwell (GB Professionals) st; 37 S Yates (Motorola) +4:33; 43 W Randle (Neilson-Tivoli); 45 A Doyle (Neilson-Tivoli); 47 T Harris (GB Professionals); 54 H Lodge (Collstrop) st; 55 S Douce (Banana) +4:52; 56 C Young (GB Professionals) +4:53. Overall final standings: 1 Anderson 23:45:34; 2 W Belli (It, Lampre) +4sec; 3 B Namtvedt (Nor, Subaru) +8; 4 H Imboden (Swit, Mecair) +20; 5 F Lemarchand (Fr, Gan) +23; 6 Schurer +28; 7 F Andreu (US, Motorola) +32; 8 P Haghedooren (Bel, Collstrop) st; 9 Frison +1:18; 10 A Kappes (Ger, Mecair) +3:11. Selected GB: 16 Tanner +10:20; 19 Yates +10:28; 26 Lillywhite +12:58; 38 Doyle +17:00; 40 Lodge +20:07; 48 Smith +42:44; 50 Randle +44:53; 52 Luckwell +50:39; 53 Walsham +53:25; 54 Douce +1:01:47; 55 Young +1:13:36; 56 Harris +1:24:02. Stage team: 1 La William 14:04:10; 2 Collstrop 14:04:34; 3 Gan 14:04:43. Overall team: 1 Motorola 71:27:42; 2 Mecair 71:31:42; 3 Gan 71:34:55. Points classification: 1 Svorada 48pts; 2 Schurer 48; 3 Anderson 44. Sprints: 1 Lillywhite 19pts; 2 E Berzin (Rus, Mecair) 16; 3 D Lauritzen (Nor, TVM) 15. Mountains: 1 Berzin 90pts; 2 Belli 80; 3 Anderson 65.

TOUR OF GALICIA (Spain) Final standings: 1 A Hampsten (US) 21hr 50min 58sec; 2 S Della Santa (It) +1min 13sec; 3 A Mejia (Col) +2:56; 4 I Gaston (Sp) +3:49; 5 M Giovannetti (It) +4:22.

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