R Downing ToB

Russell Downing left for America yesterday (Thursday Jan 25) to join his new Health Net team in California, ?I?ll be there for about a month,? Downing said before he left.

?The first three days are going to be press and sponsor presentations, so that will give me time to get over any jet lag. Then we have a two-week training camp for the whole team, followed by an extra one-week for the riders doing the Tour of California. That will be my first race, and from there it is pretty much non-stop,? he added.

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