Sporting Digest: Cycling

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TOUR OF CATALONIA Fourth stage (Lerida to Boi Taull, 166.7km) 1 C Chiapucci (It) 4hr 57min 27sec; 2 P Delgado (Sp); 3 L Cubino (Sp) both same time; 4 F Escartin (Sp) +5sec; 5 J M Uria (Sp) +20; 6 W Belli (It) +27; 7 J M Jimenez (Sp) +1:01; 8 A Sanchez (Sp) +1:04; 9 I G Camacho (Sp) +1:31; 10 J Bruyneel (Bel) +1:42. Overall standings: 1 Chiapucci 16hr 49min 35sec; 2 Delgado +2sec; 3 Escartin +10; 4 Cubion +16; 5 Belli +38; 6 Sanchez +1:07; 7 Jimenez +1:19; 8 A Olano (Sp) +1:23; 9 Bruyneel +1:33; 10 Camacho +1:42.

TOUR DE L'AVENIR (Mauron, Fr) Fifth stage: 1 E Zabel (Ger) 3hr 01min 44sec; 2 A Vierhouten (Neth); 3 T Steels (Bel); 4 N Jalabert (Fr); 5 S Teutenberg (Ger); 6 O Ouvrard (Fr); 7 T Hoffman (Neth); 8 K Diewald (Ger); 9 D Orcel (Fr); 10 J L Arrieta (Sp) all same time. Overall: 1 M den Bakker (Neth) 20:03:07; 2 A Casero (Sp) +3sec; 3 S Heulot (Fr) +20; 4 L Dufaux (Swit) at +24; 5 D Rous (Fr) s/t; 6 H Vogels (Aus) s/t; 7 C Moreau (Fr) +25; 8 M Rich (Ger) s/t; 9 J C Robin (Fr) +30; 10 E Zabel (Ger) +33.

MERCKX GRAND PRIX (Brussels) 63km time-trial: 1 T Rominger (Swit) 1hr 19min 37sec (av 47.478kmh); 2 P Lance (Fr) +28sec; 3 A Chiurato (It) +58; 4 R Aldag (Ger) 1min 3sec; 5 T Marie (Fr) +1:44; 6 J Musseuw (Bel) +1:51; 7 B Riis (Den) +2:10; 8 E Van Hooydonck (Bel) +3:04; 9 S Yates (GB) +3:06; 10 C Boardman (GB) +3:18. Other leading GB: 17 G Obree (GB) +5:06.

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