Dean Downing

Date of birth: 24/01/75

From: Rotherham

Team: NTFO Pro Cycling

Previous teams: Madison-Genesis (2013), Rapha Condor Sharp (2007-12), DFL/cyclingnews/Litespeed (2006); recycling.co.uk/MG X Power (2004-2005); John Saey Cycling Team (2001-2003); Kingsnorth International Wheelers (2000)

Dean Downing career profile

Dean Downing, Russell Downing‘s older brother, started cycling from an early age grass track racing as well as on the track.

Grass track racing was something that Dean kept coming back to throughout his road career, winning the national scratch title on grass four times. Downing was then selected for the British junior track team and studied construction management at university.

Downing got a job in the construction industry but decided to have a crack at becoming a full-time cyclist. Downing raced in Belgium, winning several major amateur races. He returned to Britain, taking further spoils both on the track and on the road.

A further spell in Belgium riding for the DFL Cyclingnews team was short-lived and Downing returned to ride in Britain to ride for Recycling.co.uk, which became Rapha-Condor Recycling in 2008.

Downing spent a successful spell under John Herety at Rapha, with UCI wins at Tour of Taiwan and the An-Post Ras as well as domestically, but in 2013 was scooped by Roger Hammond, and made the move to Madison-Genesis for their inaugural season.

2014 will be Downing’s final year as a professional rider, and he is set to spend it with brother Russell at NFTO Procycling.

Dean Downing results

2013

Beaumont Trophy

2011

An Post Ras; stage one

2010

Tour of Taiwan, stage five

Dumfries Bikefest Grand Prix

Tour Series, Round seven, Peterborough

2009

Brighouse Circuit Race

Tour Series, Round two, Exeter

Tour Series, Round three, Woking

Tour of the North; stage

Tour of the North; stage

Blackburn GP

2008

Sachsen Tour; stage two

Bikeline Two Day; overall

National Criterium champion

2007

Bikeline; stage two

Bikeline; stage three

Girvan; stage four

Darley Moor Criterium

Tour of Reservoir GP

Lincoln Grand Prix

Yorkshire Region Road Race Championships

2006

Aaslt st Truiden Interclub

2005

Bermuda Grand Prix; stage three

Tour of Reservoir

Stoneleigh Criterium

Milton Keynes Criterium

Metaltek Grand Prix road race

2004

Tour of Munster International; stage one

Metaltek Grand Prix

Bungay Criterium
Don Despatch

Presten Arena Criterium

Mike Binks memorial

Seacroft wheelers road race

York Cycle Works road race

Neil Gardner memorial

2003

Schellebelle Criterium

Ronde van Zuid-Oost Vlaanderen

British national Madison champion

2002

British Elite Criterium Championship

Dean Downing photos

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Dean Downing, Revolution 30, November 20 2010


Dean Downing


Dean Downing


Dean Downing

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External links
Dean Downing’s website: www.deanodowning.co.uk

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  • Elaine Baxter (ex Downing )

    An amazing career Dean you are living your Dream & we are so proud of your achievements, keep it up for us & Katy & lily Eliza…..& all the rest of our family are proud………….xxx