Sporting Digest: Cycling

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AXEL MERCKX, the son of the five- times winner of the Tour de France, Eddy Merckx, has joined the German team Telekom on a one-year contract. The 21-year-old Merckx served his apprenticeship this year with the American Motorola team.

MILAN-TURIN CLASSIC: 1 R Sorensen (Den, Carrera) 4hr 36min 07sec; 2 P Fornaciari (It); 3 F Frattini (It); 4 S Barbero (It) all same time. 5 D Krieger (Ger) +15sec; 6 G Bortolami (It) +45.