Russ Downing 'gutted' not to have won a fifth Lincoln GP but delighted for winner Tom Stewart

JLT-Condor's Russ Downing missed out a record-breaking fifth Lincoln GP title against his training partner and fellow Yorkshireman

(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Russ Downing was just 20 metres away from winning the iconic Lincoln GP for a record-breaking fifth time on Sunday, but he was beaten dramatically at the finale by Madison-Genesis' Tom Stewart.

26-year-old Stewart edged out Downing (JLT-Condor) in the closing metres despite the race legend cresting the final cobbled climb of Michaelgate in the lead with less than 100 metres until the finish line.

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