Sporting Digest: Cycling

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The Independent Online
CHRIS BOARDMAN, the Olympic pursuit champion, yesterday held on to his yellow jersey to win the Thwaites Tour of Lancashire, which finished in Chorley, and became the first rider to win the event twice.

TOUR OF SPAIN Eighth stage (139.6 miles, Aranjuez to Albacete): 1 J P van Poppel (Neth) 6hr 29min 28sec; 2 R Pagnin (It); 3 A Baffi (It); 4 L Jalabert (Fr); 5 J R Uriarte (Sp); 6 F Fontanelli (It) all same time. Overall: 1 A Zulle (Swit) 33hr 5min 39sec; 2 T Rominger (Swit) +1min 05sec; 3 L Cubino (Sp) +2:02; 4 M Alonso (Sp) +2:35; 5 P Delgado (Sp) +3:21; 6 M Mauri (Sp) +3:24.