Tour Series: Dean Downing tops podium at round two

Rapha-Condor win team prize at Exeter leg of new UK series

On a classic street circuit packed with sharp turns, narrowing straights and fans banging the boards, Rapha-Condor rider Dean Downing emerged victorious at the end of a frenetic hour’s racing at round two of the UK’s new Tour Series.


Fine weather, a carnival atmosphere and huge crowds greeted the riders as the urban road race series continued in Exeter yesterday evening.

Mid-way through the action a group of a dozen riders, including Downing and Olympian Ed Clancy, had formed. In the last 200 metres Downing, the 2008 National Circuit Champion, emerged from the pack to take the win.

Rapha-Condor won the team prize on the night, with Downing, Tom Southam and Kristian House making up the winning trio.

After two races of the 10-round Tour Series, Candi TV – Marshalls Pasta retained the overall team leaders’ jerseys, with Rapha-Condor in second and Plowman Craven in third.

Full results are available on the Tour Series website. The next round is in Woking on Tuesday (2 June).

Dean downing, winner of the second round of the tour series:
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Individual results

1 Dean Downing (Rapha – Condor)

2 Jeroen Janssen (Plowman Craven – Madison)

3 Rob Hayles (Halfords Bikehut)

4 Graham Briggs (Candi TV – Marshalls Pasta)

5 Yanto Barker (Sigma Sport Specialized Sportful)

6 Andy Tennant (Halfords Bikehut)

7 Tom Southam (Rapha – Condor)

8 Simon Holt (Candi TV – Marshalls Pasta)

9 Matthew Higgins (Team Corley Cycles)

10 Kristian House (Rapha – Condor)

Team results

1 Rapha – Condor                                      

2 Team Halfords Bikehut                               

3 Candi TV – Marshalls Pasta                                                  

4 Plowman Craven – Madison                    

5 Sports Beans – Wilier

6 Sigma Sport Cycling Team

7 Team Corley Cycles                                          

8 BMC UK Racing Team                                                  


10 Endura Racing

Team standings after round two

1 Candi TV – Marshalls Pasta

2 Rapha – Condor                                      

3 Plowman Craven – Madison

4 Team Halfords Bikehut                                                       

5 Sports Beans – Wilier

6 BMC UK Racing Team

7 Sigma Sport Cycling Team

8 Team Corley Cycles                          


10 Endura Racing

Candi tv – marshalls pasta are leading the team competition after round two of the tour series:
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Candi TV – Marshalls Pasta are leading the team competition after round two of the series