Russell Downing

PINARELLO Racing Team drew first blood in the Girvan Three-Day when Russell Downing sprinted to victory at the end of the 65-mile first stage on Saturday.

Downing was given a superb lead out by veteran team-mate Malcolm Elliott, who peeled off at just the right moment to leave Russell Downing to take the win by two seconds from brother Dean Downing, the Rapha Condor-Recycling team leader who is leading the Premier Calendar series.

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