Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
GRAEME OBREE, of Scotland, who lost his world hour record to Chris Boardman on Friday, succeeded the Olympic gold medallist as national 4,000m pursuit champion in the British national track championships at Leicester yesterday, beating Nottingham's Bryan Steel, last year's runner-up, in the final

BRITISH NATIONAL TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS (Leicester): MEN: (Saturday): 4,000m pursuit (qualifying): 1 G Obree (Leo RC) 4min 36.545sec (championship record). Quarter-finals: Obree 4:40.345 bt A Allen (Team Haverhill); B Steel 4:42.730 bt C Newton (Middridge CRT); C Ball (Antelope RT) 4:50.643 bt R Hayles 4:50.846; S Dangerfield (Leo RC) 4:48.818 bt M Illingworth (N Wirral Velo) 4:48.876. Keirin: 1 S Brydon (City of Edinburgh RC) last 200m 11.43sec; 2 P McHugh (PCA); 3 R Jefferies (Team Welwyn). (Yesterday): 4,000m pursuit (semi-finals): Steel 4:46.013 bt Dangerfield 4:50.424; Obree bt Ball. (Final): Obree 4:39.221 bt Steel 4:44:086. Bronze medal: Dangerfield 4:50.424. Motor-paced: 1 P Curran (Dinnington RC) (paced H Broughton) 100pts; 2 S Wingrave (Neilson-Tivoli) (paced P Wingrave) 70; 3 P Gerard (Rhyl RC) (paced N Worby) 50. Open 80km madison (final): 1 A Doyle and S Wingrave (Neilson-Tivoli) 21pts; 2 S Lillistone and J Walshaw (N Wirral Velo) +1 lap, 27; 3 H Cameron (Manchester Wh) and R Williams (G Butler Cycles) + 3, 29. Open sprint (qualifying TT): 1 Brydon last 200m in 11.341sec; 2 S Paulding (City of Edinburgh) 11.394; 3 G Hibbert (Hyde Olympic) 11.475.

WOMEN: (Saturday): 30km pts race: 1 S Hodge (VC Ajax) 62pts; 2 M Johnson (Oundle Velo) 55; 3 S Timmis (Raleigh) 33. Time: 45:17.63. (Yesterday): 3,000m pursuit (qualifying TT): 1 Timmis 4:3.154; 2 Johnson 4:12.020; 3 G Pechard (Shaftesbury CC) 4:13.814.

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