Hayles defies Downings to take Blackpool Tour Series round

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Rob Hayles beat the Downing brothers to the line as Round 5 of the Tour Series produced the first successful breakaway.

Hayles (Halfords), along with Tom Barras (Madison.co.uk), Russell Downing (Candi TV-Marshalls Pasta) and Dean Downing (Rapha-Condor) rode clear 45 minutes from the end of the Blackpool circuit. With one rider from all the top four teams in the standings represented in the break, the bunch let them go, despite the late efforts of both Endura and Corley Cycles to pull it together again.

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