Sporting Digest: Cycling

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PARIS TO TOURS WORLD CUP RACE (250km): 1 J Museeuw (Bel) 6hr 34min 50sec; 2 M Fondriest (It) same time; 3 A Gonchenkov (Ukr) +5sec; 4 S Kelly (Irl); 5 A van der Poel (Neth); 6 A Van den Bossche (Bel) s/t. Leading World Cup standings: 1 Fondriest 209pts; 2 Museeuw 137; 3 M Sciandri (It) 89; 4 C Chiappucci (It) 80.

CHRIS BOARDMAN, the Olympic champion, secured his third victory in four races as a professional when he won the Merseyside Wheelers invitation time trial for the sixth time in eight years.

MERSEYSIDE WHEELERS INVITATION TIME TRIAL (32 miles, Delamere Forest, Chester): 1 C Boardman (GAN) 1hr 10min 27sec; 2 S Dangerfield (Leo RC) +2min 34sec; 3 K Reynolds (Banana) +2:53.