Dean Downing

RAPHA Condor-Recycling team leader Dean survived a puncture and battled back to the front before sprinting to victory in the 167-kilometre second stage of the FBD Insurance Ras in Claremorris on Monday.

Downing was attacking for most of the day, and after being part of a big split mid-way through the race he suffered a rear wheel puncture and was forced to watch the bunch sail past while waiting for a change of wheel.

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