Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
GREG LeMOND, the triple Tour de France winner, yesterday withdrew from the race, which begins on Saturday, suffering from an allergy that has weakened him too much to compete.

MALCOLM ELLIOTT yesterday won his first British professional road race championship on the Isle of Man.

BRITISH PROFESSIONAL ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP (112 miles, Isle of Man) 1 M Elliott (Chevrolet-LA Sheriff) 5hr 9min 44sec; 2 B Smith (Banana) s/t; 3 S Sutton (Banana) +7sec; 4 C Lillywhite (Banana) +8; 5 R Millar (TVM) +10; 6 S Way (PCA) +5min 12sec.

SPANISH ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIP (259km, Vigo): 1 I G Camacho 6hr 21min 15sec; 2 M Indurain +7sec; 3 F Escartin; 4 S Hernandez; 5 M A Martinez s/t.


SANDRINGHAM HORSE DRIVING TRIALS: Pony Teams: 1 P Gammell 145.6pts; 2 U Hirschberg 161.8; 3 The Duke of Edinburgh 187.2. Horse Pairs: 1 M Gaskin 133.6; 2 B Capstick 139.9; 3 A Puddy 140.5.