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Renshaw scored his first win of the year on his Propel Advanced SL. Cor Vos photo.

Renshaw Scores His First Win of 2013!

February 24, 2013

Australian sprinter Mark Renshaw scored his first win of the year Sunday, riding his Propel Advanced SL to victory at the Clasica de Almeria in Spain. The Blanco rider beat South Afircan Janse van Rensburg and Spaniard Francesco Lasca (second and third, respectively) to take the win.

While other races in northern Europe were cancelled this weekend due to cold weather and snow, Almeria treated riders with warm, sunny conditions. After an early breakaway escaped 30km into the 178km race, Blanco controlled the chase and ultimately caught the break to set up the sprint for Renshaw.

“It was really impressive to have this level of riders helping me to the victory,” Renshaw said after the win. “It was a collective victory of the team.”