Russell Downing wins Beaumont Trophy

Russell Downing by cathedral, Lincoln Grand Prix 2012

The winner of the Lincoln Grand Prix last month, Russell Downing secured a second consecutive victory in the Premier Calendar Series when he stormed to victory at the end of the Beaumont Trophy, an epic 108-mile race around Northumberland.

Downing, 33 and from Rotherham, sprinted to victory ahead of UK Youth's Chris Opie and Node 4-Giordana's Marcin Bialoblocki - but it was mightily close on the line.

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