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Gane wins match sprint at Track Cup in Italy

France's Laurent Gané took the match sprint title as the World Track Cup continued Saturday in Pordenone, Italy. Other winners included Belarus's Natalia Markovnitchenko in the women's match sprint and Russia's Olga Slioussareva in the women's pursuit. American Tanya Lindenmuth took fourth place in the match sprint, losing to Oxana Grichina in the bronze-medal match.

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By VeloNews Interactive wire services, Copyright 2001 AFP

France’s Laurent Gané took the match sprint title as the World Track Cup continued Saturday in Pordenone, Italy. Other winners included Belarus’s Natalia Markovnitchenko in the women’s match sprint and Russia’s Olga Slioussareva in the women’s pursuit. American Tanya Lindenmuth took fourth place in the match sprint, losing to Oxana Grichina in the bronze-medal match.

Results

World Track Cup, Pordenone, Italy.
Men
Sprint: Laurent Gane (F) def Michael Bourgain (F)
Team Pursuit: Ukraine, 4:21.606 def Great Britain
Points race: 1. Cho Ho Sung (Kor)
Women
Sprint: Natalia Markovnitchenko (Blr) def Svetlana Grankovskaia (Rus)
Individual pursuit: Olga Slioussareva (Rus), 3:46.732 def Anuoska van der Zee (Nl)