Watch: Mark Renshaw shares heartwarming moment with family in final race at Tour of Britain

The Australian announced his retirement in July after a 16-year career

Mark Renshaw in his final race (Twitter/Getty)

Mark Renshaw shared an emotional moment with his family during his last ever professional race in what has been an esteemed 16-year career.

In heartwarming scenes, the 36-year-old stops during the eighth and final stage of the 2019 Tour of Britain to collect a bottle being held out by a soigneur with a special connection to the Australian, his son.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

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