Sporting Digest: Cycling

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TOUR OF SPAIN Ninth stage (166km, 103 miles, Benidorm to Valencia): 1 J-P van Poppel (Neth) Lotus-Festina 3hr 55min 9sec; 2 J C Gonzalez (Sp) Euskadi all s/t. GB: 154 H Lodge +10min 52sec. Overall: 1 T Rominger (Swit) Mapei-Clas 36hr 50min 40sec; 2 M Zarrabeitia (Sp) Banesto +4min 10sec; 3 A Zulle (Swit) ONCE +4:20. GB: 131 Lodge +35:07.

TOUR OF ROMANY Prologue (5.8km, 3.6 miles time trial, Marin, Swit): 1 A de las Cuevas (Fr) 6min 51.45sec; 2 M Saligari (It) +21sec ; 3 M Indurain (Sp) +1min 39sec; 4 G Bugno (It) s/t.

DUNKIRK FOUR-DAY RACE First stage (204km, 127 mile, Dunkirk to Fontaine-au-Pire): 1 W Nelissen (Bel) 6hr 3min 22sec; 2 A Gonchenkov (Rus) +1sec; 3 J Capiot (Bel) s/t.

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