Mark Renshaw Credit Agricole

Mark Renshaw (Credit Agricole) won the Down Under Classic criterium on Tuesday, the warm-up city centre criterium before the start of the five-day Tour Down Under in Adelaide, Australia.

Renshaw beat Hilton Clarke (Navigators) and Gene Bates ( after 50km of fierce racing in 35 degree temperatures. Robbie McEwen (Predictor) was only fourth, with Allan Davis (Australia) fifth, Brett Lancaster (Milram) sixth, Baden Cooke ( seventh and Stuart O'Grady (CSC) eighth.

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