The Australian cyclist Mark Renshaw will miss the start of the coming season. The 36-year-old rider of Team Dimension Data collided during a training ride in his hometown of Bathurst in a car and walked a fracture in his pelvis. Renshaw does not need surgery, but has three to four months to heal.
“I drove a roundabout and thought that the car would stop. But the driver saw me probably not and I collided at the front of the car and flew over the hood,” says Renshaw. “I realize now that the worse could happen. I am very disappointed that my preparation for the new season ruined, because I had a lot of meaning in it.”
Renshaw is the permanent servant of the British sprinter Mark Cavendish. During the Tour the France they had last summer, both after the eleventh stage to house, because they are outside of the time were finished.
After Rick Zabel is Renshaw is already the second topper for the start of the new season will be missed.