Russ Downing so far this season has had two significant wins on his European travels with Endura and is again looking like a force to be reckoned with. So heres an interesting thought. I know he is now in his mid 30’s but if a Pro Tour team like say for example, Sky came after him I am sure he could do a good job for them. He would make a good domestique and on the right occasion be a worthy leader and go for his own victories. He would be cheaper than Mick Rogers and Davide Appolonnio, he would be good for morale as everyone loves him and we would have an extra Brit to cheer on.
Its just a thought. I am very impressed with Endura but surely Russ deserves to be playing on a bigger stage. I have even mocked up a photo of how Russ might look in a Team Sky kit.
Brailsford take note.