Russell Downing

PREMIER Calendar leader Russell Downing drew first blood in the Abergavenny Festival weekend when he sprinted to victory in the Grand Prix Town Centre Criterium on Friday evening.

The Pinarello RT rider won from GB Academy ace Ben Swift, while 100 Per Cent ME?s Alex Dowsett took third.

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