Thurcroft pro Dean helps land Tour de France

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AFTER 30 years in his beloved sport of cycling, Dean Downing has spoken of his delight at helping to bring the Tour de France to Yorkshire in 2014.

The Thurcroft cyclist, a professional of eight years, helped scout the route for the second stage of the Tour, which will travel from York to Sheffield.

And having attended the glitzy launch event in Leeds last week, Madison Genesis Continental professional Downing can’t wait to see the world’s most famous cycle race visit his home county.


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