Russell Downing

"My goals for 2013 are to have a really solid performance in the classics season with the look to target the Tour of Flanders."

The first thing to say about Russell is, he is a fighter who never gives up while the race is on. Before Team Endura Racing he was with team Sky for two years, where his wins included the second stage of the Critèrium International as well as the Tour de Wallonie overall. He is a fast finisher who can also put in a great day’s climbing. You’ll always find Russell first in line – not only at the races but also in his daily life. He pushes his teammates and is always hustling himself and the other riders. The team will count on Russell’s mentorship for the younger riders – for technical race tactics and also for building their mental toughness. 

Website Russell Downing

Rotherham, GBR
Date of Birth
1.71 m
63 kg
UCI Rank
UCI Rank Team
UCI Points
UCI Points Team
Previous Teams
2005 – MG-XPower-Litespeed
2006 DFL-Cyclingnews-Litespeed
2007 Health Net presented by Maxxis
2008 Pinarello Racing Team
2009 CandiTV – Marshalls Pasta R.T.
2010 – 2011 Sky Professional Cycling Team
2012 Endura Racing
2013 Team NetApp - Endura


4th Tour of Britain, stage 8
3rd Tour of Britain, stage 1
2nd Mi-Aout en Bretagne, stage 4
1st Tour of Norway, stage 5
2nd Circuit des Ardennes
4th Route Adèlie de Vitré
2nd Settimana Coppi e Bartali, stage 2b TTT
1st GP Ville de Lillers

8th Giro d'Italia, stage 18
3rd Vuelta a Castilla y Leon, stage 2
2nd Vuelta a la Region de Murcia, stage 1

1st Tour de Wallonie
2nd Ster Elektrotoer, stage 3
4th Tour de Picardie
1st Critérium International, stage 2

5th Tour of Britain
1st Tour of Ireland
9th National Championships RR
7th FBD Insurance Ras
8th East Midlands Classic
9th Cinturon a Mallorca

10th Tour of Britain
4th Tour of Britain, stage 6
2nd Tour of Ireland
6th National Championships RR
1st GP of Wales
1st Abergavenny Criterium International
4th Rogaland GP
5th East Midlands Classic
8th Cinturon a Mallorca

5th National Championships RR
4th US Cycling Open

9th Tour of Britain
3rd Tour of Britain, stage 2
1st Druivenkoers - Overijse
1st Tour de Beauce, stage 5
7th Omloop der Kempen
2nd Tour de Bretagne, stage 7
3rd Tour de Bretagne, stage 4
3rd Tour de Bretagne, stage 2
2nd Tour de Langkawi, stage 7

3rd Tour of Britain, stage 3
1st Havant International GP
1st National Championships RR
1st Lincoln International GP
3rd Ruban Granitier Breton
1st Grio del Capo, stage 6