Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
MIGUEL INDURAIN yesterday stamped his authority on the Tour of Italy two days before the race reaches its conclusion in Milan. The Spanish world No 1 dominated the time trial from Pinerolo to Sestriere, increasing his overall lead to 1min 34sec over second-placed Piotr Ugrumov, of Latvia.

TOUR OF ITALY 19th stage (55km time trial, Pinerolo to Sestriere): 1 M Indurain (Sp) 1hr 36min 29sec; 2 P Ugrumov (Lat) +45sec; 3 M Argentin (It) +2min 17sec; 4 Z Jaskula (Pol) +2:48; 5 F Vanzella (It) +3:37; 6 C Finco (It) 3:43. Selected: 25 S Roche (Irl) +7:13. Overall: 1 Indurain 89hr 50min 20sec; 2 Ugrumov +1min 34sec; 3 Chiappucci +5:33; 4 Lelli +5:41; 5 Tonkov +7:14; 6 V Pulnikov (Ukr) +9:38; 7 Argentin +9:39; 8 M Fondriest (It) +10:43; 9 Jaskula +12:54; 10 Roche +14:03.

TOUR OF LUXEMBOURG Second stage (209km, Bertrange): 1 M Sciandri (It) 5hr 33min 06sec; 2 O Ludwig (Ger); 3 M Cipollini (It); 4 J Museeuw (Bel); 5 A Ferrigato (It); 6 M Strasser (It); 7 F Dotti (It); 8 F Maassen (Neth); 9 J Capiot (Bel); 10 J Jolidon (Swit) all same time. Overall: 1 Sciandri 10hr 13min 21sec; 2 E Van Hooydonck (Bel) +14sec; 3 A Elli (It) +19; 4 P Anderson (Aus) 32; 5 J Skibby (Den) 33; 6 M den Bakker (Neth) +34; 7= Strasser, Museeuw, M Paletti (It), H Redant (Bel) s/t.

WILFRIED NELISSEN, the Belgian sprint specialist, has been suspended for three months after testing positive for the banned stimulant, ephedrine, after finishing second in the Grand Prix de l'Escaut in Belgium in April.