Sporting Digest: Cycling

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MILK RACE Stage Eight (125 miles, Birmingham to Llandudno): 1 P Jonker (Aus) 4hr 40min 45sec; 2 J Mickiewicz (Pol) +12sec; 3 G Rice (Aus); 4 C Lillywhite (GB, Banana); 5 M McKay (GB Amateur); 6 C Henry (Irl); 7 O Simensen (Nor); 8 N van der Steen (Neth); 9 B Smith (GB, Banana); 10 B Ravbar (Slov) all same time. Stage team: 1= GB Amateur, Norway 14hr 04min 09sec; 3 Poland +1min 08sec.

Overall: 1 Lillywhite 28hr 51min 35sec; 2 Smith +38sec; 3 Henry +41; 4 N Mattan (Bel) +45sec; 5 M Rendell (NZ) +46; 6 Van der Steen +48; 7 Simensen +51; 8 M Stephens (GB Amateur) +1min 13sec; 9 Mickiewicz +1:14; 10 A Pedersen (Nor) +1:44. Overall team: 1 Denmark 86hr 23min 22sec; 2 Norway +52; 3 New Zealand +4:22.

FABIO BALDATO beat his fellow Italian Maurizio Fondriest by a tyre-width in a 20-man sprint to capture the 16th stage of the Tour of Italy from Lumezzane to Borgo Val Di Taro. It was Baldato's second stage victory in this year's race. Miguel Indurain of Spain, who crossed the finish line in the same time as the winner, retained the overall leader's pink jersey with five stages to come.

TOUR OF ITALY 16th stage (187km, Lumezzane to Borgo Val di Taro): 1 F Baldato (It) 4hr 27min 40sec; 2 M Fondriest (It); 3 F Fontanelli (It); 4 A Kappes (Ger); 5 E Leoni (It); 6 D Konyshev (Rus); 7 S Zanatta (It); 8 E Magnien (Fr); 9 A Teteriuk (Kaz); 10 B Cenghialta (It). Selected: 15 S Roche (Irl) all same time. Overall: 1 Indurain 78hr 35min 35sec; 2 P Ugromov (Lat) +49sec; 3 C Chiappucci (It) +1min 18sec; 4 M Lelli (It) +1:49; 5 V Poulnikov (Ukr) +2:43; 6 Fondriest + 3:18; 7 P Tonkov (Rus) +3:19; 8 Roche +6:50; 9 M Argentin (It) +7:22; 10 F Giupponi (It) +7:39.

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