Downing third in Castilla y Leon stage two

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Russell Downing hit the podium on the second stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y Leon today with a third place finish.

Sky controlled the race well for the last ten kilometers, with the peloton led into Salamanca by a string of Sky riders eight long. However, Francisco Ventoso (Movistar) was sitting on Downing's wheel and kicked past him just before the finish.

1. Francisco José Ventoso (Movistar)

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