Four-time winner Russell Downing headlines strong Lincoln GP startlist

Russell Downing will have his work cut out to claim a fifth Lincoln GP title, with strong competition set to line up on May 15

Russell Downing at the Tour de Yorkshire (Andy Jones)

(Image credit: Andy Jones 2014)

Russell Downing (JLT Condor) will attempt to win his fifth Lincoln GP on May 15 as he lines up in a strong peloton for the 61st edition of the race.

The 37-year-old last won the race, which covers 13 laps of a 13km circuit, in 2012, with earlier wins coming in 2005, 2008 and 2009.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.