Russell Downing

FORMER national champion Russell Downing remains stuck in England after he was refused entry to the United States when he tried to re-join his Health Net-Maxxis team-mates two weeks ago.

Downing, who continued to put his form to good use with victory in the John May Memorial road race in Yorkshire on Sunday, was held for seven hours by US customs officials at Philadelphia Airport before being denied access and ordered to fly back to the UK.

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Snowdon Sports is a long-established independent sports news agency, which supplies editorial to a range of media outlets - such as Cycling Weekly - as well as sports governing bodies. Snowdon Sports often covers results at Cycling Time Trials events in the UK and has long been a source of information and imagery to Cycling Weekly.