Sporting Digest: Cycling

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CHRIS BOARDMAN, Britain's Olympic pursuit champion, yesterday signed professional for the French team, Gan.

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS (Hamar, Nor): Men's sprint, semi-finals (best of three rides): G Neiwand (Aus) bt E Pokorny (Ger) 2-0; M Huebner (Ger) bt M Nothstein (US) 2-0. Final: Neiwand bt Huebner 2-1. Bronze medal: Pokorny bt Nothstein 2-1. 4km team pursuit final: Australia 4:03.840 (world record) bt Germany 4:09.340. Women's 3,000m pursuit final: R Twigg (US) 3min 37.347sec (world record) bt M Clignet (Fr) 3:39.214. Women's sprint final (best of three rides): T Dubnicoff (Can) bt I Haringa (Neth) 2-0. Bronze medal: N Even (Fr).