Sporting Digest: Cycling

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Robert Millar won his first British professional road race title yesterday as he set a record time over the Isle of Man TT course. Millar finished over two minutes clear in the 113-mile Manx International pro- am road race, which incorporated the national championship.

ISLE OF MAN INTERNATIONAL WEEK Manx International road race (113 miles): 1 R Millar (Le Groupement) 4hr 32min 53sec (record); 2 C Walker (Cycles Peugeot) +2:05; 3 P Painaud (Fr) +2:50; 4 C Lillywhite (Karrimor); 5 L De Koning (Neth); 6 M Elliott (Chevrolet-LA Sheriff) all s/t. British professional championship: 1 Millar; 2 Walker; 3 Lillywhite. Viking Trophy (75.5 miles): 1 S Ramsey (Welsh CU) 3:08:45; 2 D Easton (Ulster CF); 3 D Hitchen (New Brighton CC) all s/t. Manx Airlines Mannin Veg (37.75 miles): 1 J Griffiths (Wal) 1:37:42; 2 A Aspell (Manx RC); 3 N Ellison (Viking Wh) all s/t. Reynolds 531 National women's series (37.75 miles): 1 M Purvis (N Wirral Velo) 1:46:26; 2 M Lawrence (Rockingham Forest Wh) +7secs; 3 A Plant (Swaledale CC) +35. Mylchreests Car Rental National veterans' series (37.75 miles): 1 A Trueman (New Brighton CC) 1:39:46; 2 R Wilson (Sco) s/t; 3 J Bettinson (Barrow Central Wh) +8.

WORLD RANKINGS: 1 T Rominger (Swit) 3,331pts; 2 M Indurain (Sp) 1,957; 3 L Jalabert (Fr) 1,751; 4 C Chiappucci (It) 1,513; 5 A Zulle (Swit) 1,328; 6 J Museeuw (Bel) 1,318; 7 E Berzin (Rus) 1,258; 8 M Fondriest (It) 1,223; 9 F Casagrande (It) 1,086; 10 G Bortolami (It) 1,056; 11 P Richard (Swit) 964; 12 A Tchmil (Rus) 908; 13 P Ugrumov (Rus) 899; 14 R Virenque (Fr) 873; 15 R Sorensen (Den) 816; 16 L Armstrong (US) 774; 17 C Boardman (GB) 773; 18 V Ekimov (Rus) 764; 19 D Abdoujaparov (Uzb) 761; 20 W Nelissen (Bel) 719.

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