Russell Downing rode his first race when he was seven years-old; he’s now 33 and the British pro racing just wouldn’t be the same without him.
Some times when you interview a rider you have to work hard to find decent palmarés for the introduction – but not with Downing.
The problem is deciding what to leave out; pages could be dedicated to his wins and placings.
Track, road races, criteriums, stage races; they’re all there – from Langkawi to Canada and from Australia to Norway.
It was 1995 when riding for the J.E James Racing Team than he won the British schoolboy points and sprint championships, with the National Junior Points Title coming in 1997 with Team Invader/Undergear.
He wasted no time in turning pro – the team was the immaculately pre