Dean Downing blasts to victory in Exeter crit

Dean Downing wins Exeter Tour Series criterium

Dean Downing (Rapha-Condor) won Round two of the Tour Series team criterium event in Exeter on Thursday evening, crossing the line ahead of Dutchman Jeroen Janssen (Plowman Craven) and Rob Hayles (Halfords-Bikehut).

Big crowds lined the streets in a tight city centre track. "It was an awesome," Downing told Cycling Weekly. "The circuit was absolutely brilliant". The victory was reward for an aggressive showing from a Rapha Condor team bolstered by the inclusion of Kristian House and Tom Southam.

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