Sporting Digest: Cycling

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WORLD TRACK CHAMPIONSHIPS (Palermo): Men's tandem sprint, final: F Colas and F Magne (Fr) bt J Gluecklich and E Raasch (Ger) 2-0. Bronze medal: R Chiappa and F Paris (It). Tandem sprint, semi-finals (best-of-three): Gluecklich and Raasch bt A Drcmanek and L Hargas (Cz Rep) 2-0; Colas and Magne bt Chiappa and Paris (It) 2-0. Points race, heat one: 24km (15 qualify for the final): 1 K Kynde Nielsen (Den) 8 pts; 2 J Giraldo-Diaz (Col) 3pts; 3 M Yasuhara (Jap) 2pts; 4 I Fabian (Hun) 1pt; 5 M Kadlec (Cz Rep) 0pt; one lap behind 6 L van Bon (Neth) 19pts. Heat two: 1 F Stocher (Austria) 5pts; 2 P Pieters (Neth) +1 lap, 13pts; 3 J B Petersen (Den) 13pts; 4 S O'Grady (Aus) 11pts; 5 J Heinikainen (Fin) 0pts; 6 T Havarik (Hun). Motor-paced qualifying: 24 km (first four to final): Heat one: 1 C Podlesch paced by D Durst (Ger) 20min 23.89sec; 2 A Tresi-M Valentini (It); 3 A Fanelli-W Corradin (It); 4 T Konigshofer-T Ruder (Aut). Heat Two: 1 A Kuttel-R Aebi (Swit) 20:20.89; 2 T Rellensmann-C Dippel (Ger); 3 R Konigshofer-C Igl (Aut); 4 J Dauwe-J Debakker (Bel). Women's points race, final: 24 km: 1 I Haringa (Neth) 24 pts; 2 S Samohvalova (Rus) 18pts; 3 L Gorojanskaya (Bela) 16pts.

TOUR OF THE NETHERLANDS: Sixth and final stage (Venlo to Valkenburg, 200km): Leading placings: 1 J Skibby (Den) 4hr 59min 13sec; 2 E Zabel (Ger) 1min 36sec behind; 3 J Planckaert (Bel); 4 M Bettin (It); 5 M Sergeant (Bel); 6 S Rooks (Neth). Overall final standings: 1 Skibby 21hr 23min 25sec; 2 Abdoujaparov +7sec; 3 D Bottaro (It) +22sec; 4 Ekimov +35sec; 5 S Knaven (Neth) +36sec; 6 B Riis (Den) +42sec; 7 S Yates (GB) +44sec.

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