Marcel Kittel opens season account with victory at People's Choice Classic

British champion Peter Kennaugh animates Tour Down Under prelude criterium

Marcel Kittel wins the 2015 Peoples Choice Classic in Adelaide

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Marcel Kittel celebrated a convincing victory at the People’s Choice Classic criterium in Adelaide, Australia today defending his title on the back of a commanding showing from his Giant-Alpecin team.

The 26-year-old best Juan Jose Lobato (Movistar) and Wouter Wippert (Drapac) at the end of the fast-paced 51km race that acts as a prelude to the Tour Down Under beginning Tuesday.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.