Russell Downing takes national criterium title to keep jersey in the family

Russell Downing, Tour Series 2009, round 9, Chester

Six years after his first national circuit race championship title, Russell Downing will once again wear the white, red and blue jersey of national champion.

As with his last win, the younger of the two Downing brothers succeeded Dean as the bearer of the title. Six years ago, Russell won alone: this time around, he won from a bunch sprint.

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