Sporting Digest: Cycling

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MIGUEL INDURAIN retained the overall lead of the Tour of Italy in Lumezzane, northern Italy, yesterday after the Spaniard had regained the pink jersey in Sunday's gruelling ride in the Dolomite mountains. Indurain and one of his closest rivals, Italy's Claudio Chiappucci, crossed the line 48 seconds behind the winner, the Italian Davide Cassani, who completed the 15th stage in 7hr 22min 4sec.

TOUR OF ITALY 15th stage (258km, Corvara Alta Badia to Lumezzane): 1 D Cassani (It) 7hr 22min 4sec; 2 M Argentin (It) +46sec; 3 F Giupponi (It) +48; 4 P Ugrumov (Lat); 5 M Fondriest (It); 6 M Indurain (Sp); 7 C Chiappucci (It) all same time; 13 S Roche (Irl) +59. Overall: 1 Indurain 74hr 7min 55sec; 2 Ugrumov +49sec; 3 Chiappucci +1min 18sec; 4 M Lelli (It) +1:49; 5 V Poulnikov (Ukr) +2:43; 6 P Tonkov (Rus) +3:19; 7 Fondriest +3:26; 8 Roche +6:50.

DAUPHINE LIBERE Seventh and final stage (Bourg Saint-Maurice to Aix-les-Bains, Fr): 1 C Zamana (Pol) 3hr 41min 29sec; 2 A Martin (Sp); 3 B Boscardin (It); 4 F Simon (Fr); 5 F Moncassin (Fr); 6 E Caritoux (Fr) all same time. Overall: 1 L Dufaux (Swit) 32hr 11min 31sec; 2 O Rincon (Col) +3min; 3 E Boyer (Fr) +5:25; 4 J-P Dojwa (Fr) +6:19; 5 R Virenque (Fr) 13:16.

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