Sporting Digest: Cycling

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BRITAIN'S Malcolm Elliott, the former Milk Race and Kellogg's Tour winner from Sheffield who is now based in California, won the 120-mile First Union Grand Prix road race at Atlanta and the Twilight Criterium at Athens, Georgia, on successive days this week.

TOUR OF SPAIN Ninth stage (224km, Albacete to Valencia): 1 D Abdoujaparov (Uzb) 6hr 12min 20sec; 2 G Lombardi (It); 3 J P van Poppel (Neth); 4 J C Gonzalez Salvador (Sp); 5 L Jalabert (Fr); 6 A Edo (Sp); 7 A Baffi (It); 8 A Gutierrez (Sp); 9 Z Spruch (Pol); 10 J Dauwe (Bel); Selected: 90 R Millar (GB); 119 M Earley (Irl) all same time. Overall: 1 A Zulle (Swit) 39hr 17min 59sec; 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; 7 J Montoya (Sp) +3:42; 8 J Gorospe (Sp) +3:46; 9 E Breukink (Neth) 3:56; 10 A Garmendia (Sp) 3:59. Selected: 35 Millar +7:54; 95 Earley +33:24.

47th TOUR OF ROMANDIE (Courtetelle, Swit) Prologue (7.3km): 1 R Sorensen (Den) 9min 7.97sec; 2 M Indurain (Sp) +05sec; 3 P Richard (Swit) +06; 4 R Jarmann (Swit) +14; 5 C Chiappucci (It) same time. Selected: 7 G LeMond (US) +17.

WORLD PROFESSIONAL CYCLING FEDERATION Rankings: 1 Indurain 2,491pts; 2 Rominger 1,699; 3 G Bugno (It) 1,615; 4 Chiappucci 1,557; 5 M Fondriest (It) 1,154; 6 Zulle 1,153; 7 O Ludwig (Ger) 1,122; 8 J Museeuw (Bel) 1,090; 9 Jalabert 1,053; 10 F Chioccioli (It) 1,049.

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