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Russell Downing
(Fonzy)

Born: 23 Aug 1978
Hometown: Rotherham

Four most significant cycling achievements?
Winning the Tour of Ireland in 2009 Winning the British Road Race Championships in 2005 Finishing the Giro d'Italia in 2011 Winning 1st stage of the Critérium International in 2010

Best moment on bike?
Winning the Tour of Ireland in 2009

Person who has had the most influence on your cycling career and why?
I would say it's ex-pro and Milk Race winner Chris Walker. He believed in me and told me I was good enough to pack in work.

Rider you most revere/admire and why?

What was your first ever bike?
First one I can remember was a green one with white tyres.

Your most "impressive" injury?
Broken cheekbone and eye socket - needed plates to repair them!

What is your favourite route?
The Strines

If you were not a pro-racer what would you be doing right now?
Probably a joiner

What is your hidden talent?
Nothing - I'm only good at racing bikes.

What is your favourite food?
Italian

Do you have a particular lucky ritual before a race or any other quirks or superstitions?
None

Whats your aim for this season and beyond?
To continue to win races and help raise the profile of Endura Equipe clothing.

What does being in Endura Racing mean to you?
Means that I get to pass my knowledge on to some young guns and help the team move onwards and upwards.

So far this season

Start Days Event Venue
04-Oct 1 Paris-Bourges France
Day Position Time
1 45th +0:54
45th +0:54
Day Position Time
1 DNF ---
DNF ---
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1 3rd ---
3rd ---
09-Sep 8 Tour of Britain UK
Day Position Time
1 3rd +0:00
2 5th +0:00
3 6th +0:00
4 6th +0:00
5 24th +6:30
6 60th +5:18
7 68th +8:53
8 4th +0:00
33rd +19:33
01-Sep 1 Newport Nocturne UK
Day Position Time
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22-Aug 1 Druivenkoers - Overijse Belgium
Day Position Time
1 14th +0:55
14th +0:55
21-Aug 1 GP Stad Zottegem Belgium
Day Position Time
1 24th +0:05
24th +0:05
Day Position Time
1 DNF ---
DNF ---
09-Aug 4 La Mi-Août en Bretagne France
Day Position Time
1 92nd +3:01
2 36th +0:21
3 23rd +0:49
4 2nd +0:00
34th +3:01
01-Aug 2 Paris-Corrèze France
Day Position Time
1 34th +0:00
2 81st +11:26
75th +11:26
25-Jul 1 Sheffield Grand Prix UK
Day Position Time
1 2nd +0:00
2nd +0:00
20-Jul 1 Beverley Grand Prix UK
Day Position Time
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01-Jul 1 Beaumont Trophy UK
Day Position Time
1 1st 4:18:38
1st 4:18:38
29-Jun 1 Leazes Criterium UK
Day Position Time
1 11th ---
11th ---
Day Position Time
1 24th +11:39
24th +11:39
Day Position Time
1 2nd ---
2nd ---
Day Position Time
1 116th +10:59
2 107th +5:21
3 DNF ---
4 --- ---
DNF ---
15-May 12 Halfords Tour Series UK
Day Position Time
1 --- ---
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7 9th ---
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07-Jun 4 Ronde de l'Oise France
Day Position Time
1 82nd +9:42
2 11th +0:06
3 38th +0:00
4 5th +0:23
63rd +9:55
26-May 1 SEB Tartu Grand Prix Estonia
Day Position Time
1 16th +2:20
16th +2:27
25-May 1 Tallinn - Tartu Grand Prix Estonia
Day Position Time
1 14th +0:26
14th +0:26
16-May 5 Glava Tour of Norway Norway
Day Position Time
1 124th +1:13
2 120th +2:10
3 14th +0:00
4 9th +1:32
5 1st 4:06:36
40th +4:55
13-May 1 Lincoln Grand Prix UK
Day Position Time
1 1st 3:55:38
1st 3:55:38
06-May 1 Tour of the Reservoir UK
Day Position Time
1 3rd +0:00
3rd +0:00
Day Position Time
1 14th +7:23
14th +7:23
13-Apr 3 Vuelta a Castilla y Leon Spain
Day Position Time
1 8th +0:00
2 74th +13:31
3 DNF ---
DNF ---
Day Position Time
1 1st 4:17:14
2 4th +0:30
3 2nd +0:10
4 2nd +0:17
2nd +0:04
30-Mar 1 Route Adélie de Vitré France
Day Position Time
1 4th +0:02
4th +0:02
Day Position Time
1 13th +0:00
2 141st +8:27
3 2nd +0:08
4 62nd +1:09
5 81st +17:29
6 43rd +0:58
85th +28:02
11-Mar 1 Omloop van het Waasland Belgium
Day Position Time
1 20th +1:10
20th +1:10
Day Position Time
1 1st 4:01:12
1st 4:01:12
Day Position Time
1 1st 1:40:57
1st 1:40:57
18-Feb 2 Tour du Haut Var France
Day Position Time
1 10th +0:11
2 DNF ---
DNF ---
09-Feb 4 Tour Méditerranéen France
Day Position Time
1 19th +0:00
2 19th +0:00
3 16th +0:00
4 --- ---
42nd +2:09
07-Jan 1 Revolution 35 UK
Day Position Time
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