Sporting Digest: Cycling

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FEDERICO GHIOTTO, the Italian rider who received a two-year drugs ban in 1990, failed another drug test during last month's Tour of Valencia. The test, carried out just after he won the sixth and final stage in a sprint finish, found the rider had excessive levels of caffeine. His victory has now been annulled and awarded to France's Laurent Jalabert.

CATALAN WEEK Fourth stage (180km): (Sp unless stated): 1 J Bruyneel (Bel) 4hr 38min 13sec; 2 L Jalabert (Fr) +2sec; 3 U Bolts (Ger); 4 J Montoya; 5 P Anderson (Aus); 6 F Bordonali (It); 7 G J Theunisse (Neth); 8 M Mauri; 9 J Murguialday; 10 M Giovannetti (It) all s/t. Overall: 1 I Gaston 19hr 11min 56sec; 2 L Cubino; 3 P Delgado s/t; 4 L Gelfi (It) +18; 5 S Della Santa (It); 6 L Dufaux (Swit); 7 R Gusmeroli (It); 8 A Camargo (Colom); 9 A Hampsten (US) all s/t; 10 Jalabert 25.

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