Fred Rodriguez was not the only one to have misfortune in Lancaster. British rider Dean Downing (Recycling.co.uk/MG XPower/Litespeed) broke his right collarbone and thumb in a crash during the race. He hit a 6-inch deep grate with both wheels at 60km/h, destroying the wheels and sending him to the ground.
Those of you wishing to send Deano a message of support can do at: www.deanodowning.co.uk/ . At the bottom of the page there is a link to email him.