July 8, 1996 in Sports

Russian Builds Lead

Compiled From Wire Services

Russia’s Yevgeny Berzin won the time trial in the French Alps and built a 43-second lead heading into the second week of the Tour de France.

Five-time defending champion Miguel Indurain lost more time to the overall leaders in the 18.9-mile eighth stage as troubles continued for the 32-year-old Spaniard.

Indurain finished fourth in the first of two time trials, a discipline he has habitually dominated.

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