Sporting Digest: Cycling

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WORLD TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS (Palermo): Men's sprint, second round: D Hill (Aus) bt J Jerabek (Slovak); M Huebner (Ger) bt C Harnett (Can); R Chiappa (It) bt A Kiksis (Lat); E Pokorny (Ger) bt F Colas (Fr); J Fiedler (Ger) bt J M Lovito (Arg); I Shelinkskyi (Rus) bt F Guidoni (Arg); M Nothstein (US) bt F Paris (It); B Clay (US) bt V Berzins (Lat); L Vassilopoulos (Gr) bt P Sulpice (Fr). Third round: Hill bt Berzins; Huebner bt Paris; Chiappa bt Sulpice; Pokorny bt Vassilopoulos; Fiedler bt Clay; Nothstein bt Shelinskyi. Repechage winners (third round): Sulpice; Berzins; Paris. Quarter-finals: Hill bt Paris; Hubner bt Shelinskyi; Nothstein bt Chiappa; Fiedler bt Pokorny. Repechage winners: Shelinskyi, Paris. Semi- finals: (winners to final, losers to repechages): Hill bt Berzins; Hubner bt Paris; Chiappa bt Sulpice; Pokorny bt Vassilopoulos; Fiedler bt Clay; Nothstein bt Shelinskyi.

Men's 4,000m pursuit, semi-finals: C Boardman (GB) 4min 28.596sec bt J Lehmann (Ger) 4:30.004; F Moreau (Fr) 4:32.267 bt G Fulst (Ger) 4:33.073. Final: Boardman 4:27.742 bt Moreau 4:39.301.

Women's sprint: 200m qualifying time trial: F Ballanger (Fr) 11.540sec; L Tyler (Aus) 11.646; G Enioukhina (Rus) 11.713; T Dubnicoff (Can) 11.785; O Slioussareva (Rus) 11.811; I Haringa (Neth) 11.838; Y Wang (Ch) 11.850; O Grishina (Rus) 11.874; N Even (Fr) 11.919; E Salumae (Est) 11.996; R Passoni (It) 12.150; K Freitag (Ger) 12.212. Second round (winners to quarter-finals, losers to repechage): Ballanger bt Freitag; Tyler bt Passoni; Enukhina bt Salumae; Dubnicoff bt Even w/o; Grishina bt Slioussareva; Haringa bt Y Wang.

Women's 3,000m pursuit: Time trial, qualifying round (fastest eight): M Clignet (Fr) 3min 44.098sec; S Samohvalova (Rus) 3:46.302; M Jongeling (Neth) 3:48.989; A Belluti (It) 3:50.363; T Stiajkina (Ukr) 3:51.237; J Eickhoff (US) 3:51.505; J Longo (Fr) 3:51.612; G Pregnolato (It) 3:52.583. Quarter-finals: Belluti bt Stiajkina; Eickhoff bt Jongeling; Samohvalova bt Longo; Clignet bt Pregnolato.

TOUR OF THE NETHERLANDS Second stage (Nieuwegein to Ede, 178km): 1 D Abdoujaparov (Uzbek) 4hr 19min 50sec; 2 F Baldato (It); 3 W Nelissen (Bel); 4 T Steels (Bel); 5 E Zabel (Ger); 6 J Koerts (Neth); 7 W Veenstra (Neth); 8 S Martinello (It); 9 C Bomans (Bel); 10 D Konyshev (Rus) all same time. Leading overall standings: 1 Konyshev 8hr 29min 11sec; 2 L Scinto (It) +3sec; 3 Abdoujaparov +21; 4 J Talen (Neth) +27; 5 Baldato +29; 6 Nelissen +31; 7 G Hincapie (US) +32; 8 S Teutenberg (Ger) same time; 9 J-P van Poppel (Neth) +34; 10 R Brasi (It) s/t.

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