Bob Downs

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Bob Downs
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Bob Downs riding for Great Britain in the Milk Race
Personal information
Born (1955-07-24) 24 July 1955 (age 58)
Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom
Team information
Discipline Road
Role Rider
Rider type Time Trialist
Amateur team(s)
GS Strada
Manchester Wheelers' Club
Professional team(s)
1984 - 1989 Percy Bilton
Major wins
Sealink International

Robert Downs (born 24 July 1955) is a former English professional cyclist from Basildon, Essex. He won the Sealink International in 1980 and competed at the 1980 Moscow Olympics in the Men's 100 kilometres (62 mi) Team Time Trial. At the 1982 Commonwealth Games he won a gold medal in the 100 kilometres (62 mi) T.T.T. He rode for Manchester Wheelers' Club and was a professional between 1984-1989 ending his career with Percy Bilton.


Palmarès[edit]

1974
1st Tour of Ireland
19876
3rd in Premier Calendar
1977
1st in Gran Premio della Liberazione
3rd in Stage 3 Milk Race, Sheffield (GBR)
1978
3rd in General Classification Milk Race
11th Commonwealth Games, Road race
1979
1st in Premier Calendar
1980
1st Overall, Sealink International
9th Olympic Games, Team Time Trial (100 km)
1981
4th Overall, Milk Race
2nd in Stage 8 Milk Race, Scarborough
2nd in Stage 11 Milk Race, Harrogate
1st in Premier Calendar
1982
6th Overall, Sealink International
United Kingdom 5th British National Road Race Championships (Amateur)
4th Overall, Milk Race
3rd in Stage 8 Milk Race, Skegness
1982 Commonwealth Games
Gold medal blank.svg Gold, Team Time Trial (with Malcolm Elliott, Joe Waugh and Steve Lawrence)
10th Brisbane-Sydney
1984
2nd in Milton Keynes
1986
56th Nissan Classic
1987
14th Kellogg's Tour of Britain
3rd in Dublin
1st in Porthcawl
1988
2nd in Stage 3 Milk Race, Plymouth
3rd in South Shields
2nd in Worksop

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