Dean Downing

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Dean Downing
Dean Downing, Brighouse AB1.JPG
Personal information
Full name Dean Downing
Nickname Deano
Born (1975-01-24) 24 January 1975 (age 43)
Thurcroft, Rotherham, England
Team information
Current team Retired
Discipline Track & Road
Role Rider
Rider type Sprinter[1]
Amateur team(s)
2000 VC St Raphael
2001–2003 John Saey
2004 Recycling.co.uk–MG X-Power
Professional team(s)
2005 Recycling.co.uk–MG X-Power
2006 DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed
2007–2012 Recycling.co.uk
2013 Madison-Genesis
2014 NFTO Pro Cycling
Major wins
Sachen Tour stage 2 - 2008

Dean "Deano" Downing (born 24 January 1975) is an English retired bicycle racer, specialising in road cycling who last rode for NFTO Pro Cycling.[2] Downing was educated at Wales High School and Sheffield Hallam University, where he graduated in 1998 with a degree in Construction Management.[3] He rode for the DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed team in 2006 and is the older brother of former British champion Russell Downing. In 2004, he represented Great Britain at the World Track Championships.

For the 2007 season, Downing rode for the original Rapha Condor team and focussed on the British Premier Calendar. In 2008 the team became Rapha-Condor-Recycling.co.uk. After spending six years with the Rapha Condor squad Downing moved to the new Madison-Genesis team for 2013.[4] In September 2013 it was announced that Russell and Dean Downing would join the new NFTO cycling team for 2014.[2] Downing retired from racing after competing at the 2014 Sheffield Grand Prix, near his hometown of Rotherham.[5] After retiring he became directeur sportif for the Polypipe Cycling Team in 2015.[3] After the team disbanded at the end of the year Downing took up a DS role with his former team JLT-Condor for 2016.[6] In January 2018 Downing was announced as DS and performance coach for the newly revived Holdsworth team.[7]

Major results[edit]

2001
1st, Aalst kermesse, Belgium
1st, Third night Amateur 6 day Gent (track)
2nd, De Drie Zustersteden
2nd, Overall Amateur 6 day Gent (track)
2nd, British Criterium Championship
2nd, Boussu Criterium
2nd, Sinaai kermesse
2002
1st, British Criterium Championship
1st, Melsele kermesse
winner, mountains jersey, Ronde van Zuidoost Vlaanderen
2nd, Landskouter kermesse
2nd, Wondelgem kermesse
2nd, Sinaai Criterium
3rd, Kuurne Criterium
2003
1st, Schellebelle Criterium
1st, Landskouter kermesse
1st, Sinaai kermesse
1st, British Elite Madison Championship, Track
1st, Isle of Wight Stage 1
Winner Mountains Prize, Havant Grand Prix
Winner Mountains Jersey, Ronde van Zuidoost Vlaanderen.
2nd, British Elite Criterium Championship
3rd, Wolvertem kermesse
4th, G.P. Chamont–Gistoux
2004
1st, Metaltek Grand Prix road race
1st, British Elite Criterium Series, Bungay
1st, Don Despatch Road Race
1st, Presten Arena Criterium
1st, Mike Binks memorial road race
1st, Seacroft wheelers road race
1st, York Cycle Works road race
1st, Neil Gardner Memorial Trophy Road Race[8]
1st, British Elite Road Series
2nd, Scratch Race, UCI Track World Cup Sydney
2nd, British Elite Road Series
2nd, Havant International Grand Prix[9]
2nd, Bob Chicken Criterium, London.
2nd, Stan Robson Trophy[10]
2nd, Warwick Town Centre Circuit Race[11]
3rd, Tour of Munster[12]
1st, Stage 1
4th Colne Grand Prix[13]
4th East Yorkshire Classic[14]
2005 – Recycling.co.uk–MG X-Power
Overall winner, British Cycling Criterium Series
1st, British Elite Criterium Series, Stoneleigh-UK
1st, British Elite Criterium Series, Milton Keynes-UK
1st, Tour of the Reservoir road race
1st, Metaltek Grand Prix road race
1st, Stage 3, Bermuda GP
2nd place National Road Championship – Runnerup
2nd, Points Race, British National Track Championships[15]
2nd, British Elite Criterium Series, Glasgow-UK
2nd, Eddie Soens H/cap road race
2nd, Lincoln International
3rd, British Elite Criterium Series, Warwick-UK
3rd overall, Bermuda GP
4th, Crawley Criterium[16]
5th, Clitheroe Town Centre Grand Prix[17]
2006 – DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed
1st Trofee Van Haspengouw[18]
1st Neerlineder Kermesse[19]
2007 – Recycling.co.uk
2nd Crawley Town Centre Criterium[20]
4th Overall Premier Calendar[21]
1st, Tour of the Reservoir
1st, Lincoln Grand Prix
1st, Stage 4, Girvan Stage Race
4th, Overall Classification, Bikeline 2 Day
1st, Stage 2
1st, Stage 3
2008 – Rapha Condor–Recycling.co.uk
1st British National Circuit Race Championships[22]
2nd Eddy Soens Memorial[23]
2nd Clayton Velo Spring Classic[24]
2nd Overall Premier Calendar[25]
1st Overall Bikeline 2 Day[26]
2nd Lincoln Grand Prix[27]
2nd Richmond Grand Prix[28]
3rd East Yorkshire Classic[29]
4th Overall Tour of the Reservoir[30]
5th Overall Girvan Stage Race[31]
3rd British National Road Race Championships[32]
3rd British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series[33]
1st Brentwood Town Centre Race[34]
3rd Circuit de Stone[35]
4th Blackpool Grand Prix Circuit Race[36]
7th Overall, FBD Insurance Rás[37]
1st, Stage 2
2008 – Great Britain National Team
1st, Stage 2, Sachsen-Tour International
2009
1st British Cycling Elite Circuit Series[38]
1st Blackburn Grand Prix[39]
1st Brighouse Circuit Race[40]
3rd Colne Grand Prix[41]
3rd Warwick Town Centre Race[42]
4th Preston Grand Prix[38]
4th East Yorkshire Classic Circuit Race[43]
1st Round 2 - Exeter, Tour Series[44]
1st Round 3 - Woking, Tour Series[45]
2nd Overall Tour of the North[46]
1st Stage 2[47]
1st Stage 4[48]
2nd Blackpool Nocturne[49]
2nd Newcastle Leazes Criterium[50]
4th Shay Elliott Memorial Race[51]
4th Lincoln Grand Prix[52]
5th Overall Tour of the Reservoir[53]
5th Smithfield Nocturne[54]
5th Rochdale Grand Prix Circuit Race[55]
2010 – Rapha Condor-Sharp
6th Overall Tour de Taiwan[56]
3rd, Stage 3
1st, Stage 5
2nd, Stage 6
1st Round 4 - Exeter, Tour Series[57]
1st Round 7 - Peterborough, Tour Series[58]
1st, Dumfries Bike Fest Grand Prix[59]
1st Blackpool Nocturne[60]
2nd British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series[61]
1st Colne Grand Prix[62]
2nd Dumfries Bike Fest Circuit Race[63]
3rd Blackburn Grand Prix[64]
3rd York Cycling City Centre Race[65]
2011
1st. Stage 1, An Post Rás
1st British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series[66]
1st Abergavenny Grand Prix[67]
2nd Otley Criterium[68]
2nd Stafford GP[69]
2nd Colne Grand Prix[70]
1st Round 4 - Colchester, Tour Series[71]
1st Clayton Velo Classic[72]
3rd Tour of the Reservoir[73]
5th Smithfield Nocturne[74]
2012
3rd British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series[75]
2nd Brighouse Circuit Race[76]
3rd Colne Grand Prix[77]
2013
1st, Beaumont Trophy[78]
3rd, London Nocturne[79]
5th British Cycling Elite Circuit Race Series[80]
1st Sheffield Grand Prix[81]
2nd Colne Grand Prix[82]
5th Wales Open Criterium[83]
2014
2nd, Cycle Wiltshire Grand Prix[84]
2nd Colne Grand Prix[85]
3rd Stockton Festival of Cycling Criterium[86]
4th Legstretchers Memorial to Betty Pharoah Road Race[87]
5th British National Circuit Race Championships[88]
5th Beverley Grand Prix[89]

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