Sporting Digest: Cycling

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TOUR OF ITALY (Elbe) First stage first section (85km): 1 M Argentin (It) 2hr 02min 48sec; 2 M Saligari (It) +34sec; 3 V Pulnikov (Rus); 4 M Ghirotto (It); 5 B Leali (It); 6 Z Jaskula (Pol) all same time. Selected: 44 S Roche (Irl) s/t. Second section (9km time-trial): 1 M Fondriest (It) 10min 38sec; 2 M Indurain (Sp) +2sec; 3 E Seigneur (Fr) +5; 4 G Bugno (It) +8; 5 Argentin +10; 6 C Chiappucci (It) 11. Selected: 25 Roche +31. Overall: 1 Argentin 2hr 13min 24sec; 2 Fondriest +36sec; 3 Indurain +38; 4 Seigneur +41; 5 Bugno +44; 6 Chiappucci +47. Selected: 21 Roche +1min 07sec.

CLASSIQUE DES ALPES (Chambery to Aix-les- Bains, Fr, 202km): 1 E Bouwmans (Neth) 5hr 55min 25sec; 2 T Claveyrolat (Fr) +49sec; 3 J-C Robin (Fr) +3min 03sec. GB: 9 R Millar +7:09.

INTERNATIONAL ROAD RACE (Tokyo) Men (82.6 miles): 1 C Mengin (Fr) 2hs 52min 28.38sec; 2 D Imanaka (Japan) 2:52:28.63; 3 H Sumi (Japan) 2:52:28.76. Women (39.58 miles): 1 D Overgaag (Neth) 1hr 33min 42.69sec; 2 L V Moorsel (Neth) 1:33:42.75; 3 M Gallucci (It) 1:35:01.06; 8 R Jones (GB) 1:36:22.96.

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