Dean Downing: A career in pictures

CW looks back at the career of the Yorkshireman ahead of his retirement after tomorrow's Sheffield GP.

Dean Downing

NFTO rider Dean Downing will retire from racing after tomorrow's Elite Circuit Series round in Sheffield.

Downing, who was born in nearby Rotherham, has been a mainstay of the British scene for a decade and has won the domestic calendar's biggest races in that period.

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Nick Bull is an NCTJ qualified journalist who has written for a range of titles, as well as being a freelance writer at Beat Media Group, which provides reports for the PA Media wire which is circulated to the likes of the BBC and Eurosport. His work at Cycling Weekly predominantly dealt with professional cycling, and he now holds a role as PR & Digital Manager at SweetSpot Group, which organises the Tour of Britain.