Sporting Digest: Cycling

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GREG LEMOND'S appearance in the Tour de France, which starts on 3 July, is in doubt after he pulled out of the Route de Sud on Wednesday.

GRAEME OBREE, the British hour record holder, achieved his second Isle of Man time trial win after completing a 10-mile course near Ramsey in 20min 53sec. Lisa Boardman, sister of the Olympic pursuit champion Chris, won the women's event in 24min 50sec.

ISLE OF MAN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL: Open 10-mile TT: Men: 1 G Obree (Leo RC) 20min 53sec; 2 P Jennings (North Wirral Velo) +53sec; 3 J Walshaw (N Wirral Velo) + 1min 34sec; 4 W Moore (Leo RC) +1:51; 5 J Gladwell (Velo RT) +1:57; 6 M Turner (Team Rapide) +2:20. Team: 1 Selby CC (three riders) 1:16:39. Junior: 1 L Mosley (Askern CC) 22:59. Team: 1 Manx RC (two riders) 49:21. Women: 1 L Boardman (Birkenhead North End CC) 24:50. Team: 1 Birkenhead North End (two riders) 54:32. Veterans: 1= L Foster (Border City Wh), B Pilsworth (Bristol South CC) 22:55.

TOUR OF SWITZERLAND 10th and last stage (180km, Bad Ragaz to Zurich): 1 D Abdoujaparov (Uzb) 4hr 46min 7sec; 2 W Nelissen (Bel); 3 O Ludwig (Ger); 4 S Sunderland (Aus); 5 R Soerensen (Den); 6 B Risi (Swit); 7 B Zberg (Swit); 8 R Frischknecht (Swit); 9 M Artunghi (It); 10 Louis de Koning (Neth) all s/t. Final overall standings: 1 M Saligari (It) 44hr 23min 15sec; 2 R Jaermann (Swit) +2min 17sec; 3 F Escartin (Sp) +2:24; 4 E Bouwmans (Neth) 2:59; 5 P Tonkov (Rus) +3:06; 6 F Puttini (Swit) +3:31; 7 D Zhdanov (Rus) +3:35; 8 D Rebellin (It) +3:36; 9 Zberg +4:02; 10 Sunderland +4:45.

TOUR OF THE MINING VALLEYS Final stage (166km, Tineo to Mieres): 1 M Indurain (Sp) 4hr 10min 36sec; 2 B Hamburger (Den); 3 J Van der Laer (Bel); 4 G Rue (Fr); 5 R Millar (GB) all same time. Overall results: 1 F Rodriguez (Col) 16hr 23min 36sec; 2 Millar +7sec; 3 Hamburger +50; 4 J Mauleon (Sp) +1min 15sec.

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