Narvaez wins Down Under crit

13 Jan 2024

Narvaez wins Down Under crit

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Jhonatan Narvaez got the 2024 road season off to the perfect start for the INEOS Grenadiers with victory in the Down Under Classic criterium.

The Ecuadorian took the win in style on the streets of Adelaide after his late escape group foiled the chasing peloton in the final kilometres.

The seven-man move combined well to break the hearts of the sprinters, with Narvaez fending off Natnael Tesfazion (Lidl-Trek) and Isaac Del Toro (UAE Team Emirates) in the reduced kick.

Elia Viviani was well placed in the chasing pack to finish 11th, with the crit opener providing the perfect appetiser for the WorldTour opener, which kicks off on Tuesday.