Dean Downing

RAPHA Condor-Recycling ace Dean Downing took victory in the National Criterium Championship in East Yorkshire on Friday evening, and is now targeting victory in the next round of the Premier Calendar, the East Yorkshire Classic, on Sunday.

Downing attacked with two laps remaining of a twisty course around Beverley market, and just managed to hold off the rapidly approaching challenge of Rob Hayles (Halfords Bikehut) and Tony Gibb (Plowman Craven RT) to take the jersey he last held in 2002.

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