Sporting Digest: Cycling

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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Hamar, Nor): MEN: 4km pursuit final: 1 G Obree (GB) 4min 20.894sec (world record); 2 P Ermenault (Fr) 4:23.785. 4km team pursuit, qualifying round (fastest four to semi-finals): 1 Australia 4:07.540; 2 Germany 4:10.472; 3 Denmark 4:12.456; 4 Russia 4:14.486. Selected: 8 GB 4:16.663. Semi-finals: Australia 4:06.129 bt Russia 4:10.976; Germany 4:08.185 bt Denmark 4:10.300. WOMEN: 3km pursuit, qualifying time trial (fastest four to semi-finals): 1 M Clignet (Fr) 3:38.649; 2 R Twigg (US) 3:39.618; 3 S Samokhvalova (Rus) 3:39.853; 4 J Longo- Ciprelli (Fr) 3:40.418. GB: 16 S A Timmis 3:49.878. Semi-finals: R Twigg (US) 3:39.361 bt S Samokhvalova (Rus) 3:42.773; M Clignet (Fr) 3:40.079 bt J Longo-Ciprelli (Fr) 3:41.893.

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