We round-up all the results from the 2008 British Cycling Premier Calendar, and list the links to each event’s report, preview, photo gallery and related articles on the CW website.

Just three riders took victories in 2008 Premier Calendar series: Dean Downing (one race), Rob Hayles (two races) and Russell Downing (seven races). Needless to say, with seven victories to his name Russell Downing clinched the series in dominant fashion. He’s the man to beat in 2009.

Click on the links below to be taken to the relevant pages.


Bikeline Two-Day

When? March 8-9, 2008
Who won? Dean Downing (Rapha-Condor-Recycling)
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Photo gallery>>
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Girvan stage race

When? March 22-24, 2008
Who won? Russell Downing (Pinarello Racing Team)
Stage 1 race report>>
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Stage 3 race report>>
Stage 4 race report>>
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Tour of the Reservoir

When? March 30, 2008
Who won? Russell Downing (Pinarello Racing Team)
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Chas Messenger stage race

When? May 3-4
Who won? Russell Downing (Pinarello Racing Team)
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Lincoln Grand Prix

When? May 11
Who won? Russell Downing (Pinarello Racing Team)
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Photo gallery>>
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Beaumont Trophy

When? June 15
Who won? Rob Hayles (Halfords Bikehut)
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Tour of Blackpool

When? July 6
Who won? Russell Downing (Pinarello Racing Team)
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East Yorkshire Classic

When? August 3
Who won? Russell Downing (Pinarello Racing Team)
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Tour of Pendle

When? August 10
Who won? Rob Hayles (Halfords Bikehut)
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Richmond Grand Prix

When? September 21
Who won? Russell Downing (Pinarello Racing Team)
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INTERNATIONAL RACES

East Midlands International Cicle Classic

When? April 27, 2008
Who won? Ciaran Power (Pezula Racing Team)
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Photo gallery>>
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Race preview>>
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GP of Wales

When? June 22
Who won? Russell Downing (Pinarello RT)
Race review>>
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National Championship road race

When? June 29
Who won? Rob Hayles
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Race preview>>
Gallery – Men’s race>>
Gallery – Women’s race>>

Tour of Britain

When? September 7-14


RELATED LINKS
2008 Premier Calendar survey: Riders give their verdict on the ’08 series
2008 Premier Calendar survey: Race organisers have their say

EXTERNAL LINKS
British Cycling’s Premier Calendar homepage