Dean Downing
Date of birth: 24/01/75
From: Rotherham
Team: NTFO Pro Cycling
Previous teams: Madison-Genesis (2013), Rapha Condor Sharp (2007-12), DFL/cyclingnews/Litespeed (2006); recycling.co.uk/MG X Power (2004-2005); John Saey Cycling Team (2001-2003); Kingsnorth International Wheelers (2000)

Dean Downing career profile
Dean Downing, Russell Downing‘s older brother, started cycling from an early age grass track racing as well as on the track.

Grass track racing was something that Dean kept coming back to throughout his road career, winning the national scratch title on grass four times. Downing was then selected for the British junior track team and studied construction management at university.

Downing got a job in the construction industry but decided to have a crack at becoming a full-time cyclist. Downing raced in Belgium, winning several major amateur races. He returned to Britain, taking further spoils both on the track and on the road.

A further spell in Belgium riding for the DFL Cyclingnews team was short-lived and Downing returned to ride in Britain to ride for Recycling.co.uk, which became Rapha-Condor Recycling in 2008.

Downing spent a successful spell under John Herety at Rapha, with UCI wins at Tour of Taiwan and the An-Post Ras as well as domestically, but in 2013 was scooped by Roger Hammond, and made the move to Madison-Genesis for their inaugural season.

2014 will be Downing’s final year as a professional rider, and he is set to spend it with brother Russell at NFTO Procycling.

Dean Downing results
2013
Beaumont Trophy

2011
An Post Ras; stage one

2010
Tour of Taiwan, stage five
Dumfries Bikefest Grand Prix
Tour Series, Round seven, Peterborough

2009
Brighouse Circuit Race
Tour Series, Round two, Exeter
Tour Series, Round three, Woking
Tour of the North; stage
Tour of the North; stage
Blackburn GP

2008
Sachsen Tour; stage two
Bikeline Two Day; overall
National Criterium champion

2007
Bikeline; stage two
Bikeline; stage three
Girvan; stage four
Darley Moor Criterium
Tour of Reservoir GP
Lincoln Grand Prix
Yorkshire Region Road Race Championships

2006
Aaslt st Truiden Interclub

2005
Bermuda Grand Prix; stage three
Tour of Reservoir
Stoneleigh Criterium
Milton Keynes Criterium
Metaltek Grand Prix road race

2004
Tour of Munster International; stage one
Metaltek Grand Prix
Bungay Criterium

Don Despatch
Presten Arena Criterium
Mike Binks memorial
Seacroft wheelers road race
York Cycle Works road race
Neil Gardner memorial

2003
Schellebelle Criterium
Ronde van Zuid-Oost Vlaanderen
British national Madison champion

2002
British Elite Criterium Championship

Dean Downing photos
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Dean Downing, Revolution 30, November 20 2010


Dean Downing


Dean Downing


Dean Downing

Related links

Cycling Weekly’s Rider Profiles: Index

External links

Dean Downing’s website: www.deanodowning.co.uk

  • Elaine Baxter (ex Downing )

    An amazing career Dean you are living your Dream & we are so proud of your achievements, keep it up for us & Katy & lily Eliza…..& all the rest of our family are proud………….xxx