Downing takes aim at Amstel Gold

russell downing, team sky, sky, british cycling

England's Russell Downing aims to strike again at Amstel Gold this weekend, off the back of his recent stage win at the Critérium International.

The Team Sky sprinter said this morning that he has Dutch classic on his list of objectives. "I am aiming for the lumpier races, like Amstel," Downing told Cycling Weekly. "I've never ridden it before, but I will have a chance to view the climbs beforehand."

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.