New contract for Renshaw

Eurosport - Mon, 09 Aug 15:36:00 2010

Australian Mark Renshaw has signed a new two-year contract with HTC-Columbia.

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Renshaw, the lead out for top sprinter Mark Cavendish, will stay with the team until the end of the 2012 season.

The 27-year-old from New South Wales joined the team from Credit Agricole last year after starting his professional career with FDJ.

Renshaw bounced back from his disqualification from the Tour de France for headbutting Julian Dean with a successful Tour of Denmark where he won a stage

"Mark is a key rider in our sprint execution and was critical to our sprint success in the Tour de France this year and last," said team manager Rolf Aldag. "He also has a lot of potential as a top sprinter himself which he proved on Saturday when he won a stage in Denmark.

"We trust in his talent and we're happy to have him as part of the solid foundation for our team," he added.

Renshaw added: "I know my role and I'm happy to commit to that and be part of a successful team.

"I'm really happy with my form. I think I can carry this form all the way to World Championships in Australia later this year."


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