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TDU Video: Down Under Classic winner André Greipel

  • By Anthony Tan
  • Published Jan. 15, 2012
  • Updated Oct. 30, 2014 at 9:51 AM EST

ADELAIDE, Australia (VN) – Reacquainted with Greg Henderson as his lead-out man, André Greipel (Lotto-Belisol) made light work of his opposition Sunday evening, easily accounting for Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) and Heinrich Haussler (Garmin-Barracuda) to triumph in the Down Under Classic, a 51-kilometre criterium in Adelaide’s East End.

While not counting towards the overall classification of the Tour Down Under, Greipel will wear the leader’s ochre jersey heading into Tuesday’s 149km opening leg from Prospect to Clare.

Realizing life in advertising was nothing like Mad Men and buoyed by the Olympic Games in his Australian hometown of Sydney, Anthony Tan turned his back on a lucrative copywriting career in 2000 in pursuit of something more cerebral. Combining wordsmithing with his experiences as an A-Grade club racer and an underwhelming season competing in Europe, a career as a cycling scribe beckoned… More than a dozen Grand Tours and countless Classics later, it’s where he still is today. He has been a contributor to VeloNews since 2006. In 2010, he won Cycling Australia’s media award for best story. Follow him on Twitter: @anthony_tan

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