Chris Newton 2006

IT was more of the same from Dean Downing today when the Rapha-Condor RT rider took the third and final stage of the Bikeline-Mersey RC two-day race in North Wales.

Downing followed up his victory in yesterday?s 56km opening road stage when he sprinted in ahead of 2005 Premier Calendar winner Robin Sharman (KFS Special Vehicles) at the end of today?s 138km decider at Hope, Flintshire, with Downing?s Italian team-mate Giancarlo Checchi taking third place ahead of Chris Newton (

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