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2018 Cyclassics Hamburg & Tour of Germany
« on: August 14, 2018, 07:47:57 AM »
Renshaw back racing
Champion Bathurst Cyclist Mark Renshaw will be back in action next week in the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg followed by the Tour of Germany.
Considered a sprinters classic the Cyclassics Hamburg will be raced for the 23rd time. Mark Renshaw has finished on the podium in the past finishing second to Aussie Legend Robbie McEwen in 2008. However in 2018 he will be totally focused on supporting Dimension Data Team Captain Mark Cavendish who will be trying to finish the season with a splash after a very tough Tour de France.

The EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg looks a very tough assignment with last year’s winner Viviani in the Quick Step team. Others on the early start list includes world champ Peter Sagan Bora, Greipel Lotto Soudal, Trentin Mitchelton, Kristoff UAE, Degenkolb & Nizzolo Trek and Arndt Sunweb…

The Dimension Data Team is Mark Cavendish Mark Renshaw Bernhard Eisel Scott Davies Jay Robert Thomson Jaco Venter Natnael Berhane

Renshaw and Cavendish with back up after the Hamburg event in the Deutschland Tour, first held in 1911 it has only been 33 times with the last event in 2008. In recent times the tour seemed to favour the time triallers but with plenty of good sprinters in Germany these days the race is a bit more sprinter friendly, with Katusha - Alpecin Marcel Kittel and Lotto Soudal André Greipel both racing the tour.
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Re: 2018 Cyclassics Hamburg & Tour of Germany
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2018, 02:15:11 AM »
Renshaw Crashes:
Not the result Bathurst Champion Cyclist Mark Renshaw wanted in the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg on the weekend, crashing heavily in the event before re mounting and rolling to the finish with fellow Australian Riders Simon Clarke and Mitchell Docker.
The race was won by inform sprinter Elia Viviani of Quick-Step with Arnaud Demare and Alexander Kristoff taking the minor placing with Alexander Kristoff  and Matteo Trentin rounding out the top 5.
Plenty of concern around Renshaw whether he will be fit enough for his next event the Tour of German in a couple of days time.

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Re: 2018 Cyclassics Hamburg & Tour of Germany
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 05:26:01 AM »
Cavendish unlikely to start the 33rd Deutschland Tour (2.1)
While the main interest will surround the appearance of Tour de France stars Geraint Thomas, Tom Dumoulin Romain Bardet & even Warren Barguil in the 2018 Deutschland Tour - there is plenty of local Germans sprinters that will create plenty of headlines in their home tour including Marcel Kittel, André Greipel and recent Prudential RideLondon winner Pascal Ackermann.
The big news for Dimension Data is Mark Cavendish is again unlikely to race with the current team quoted as Bernhard Eisel Scott Davies Jacques Janse Van Rensburg, Reinardt Janse Van Rensburg, Mark Renshaw & Jay Robert Thomson

The Tour consists of 4 Stages - from the 23rd August 2018 to 26th August 2018
Stage 1 Flatish stage to Bonn (154k)
Stage 2 6 climbs in the 2nd half of the stage to Trier (210k)
Stage 3 rolling hills all day to Merzig (176k)
Stage 4 again plenty of separate climbs to the finish in Stuttgart (200k)


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Re: 2018 Cyclassics Hamburg & Tour of Germany
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 05:28:18 AM »
Janse van Rensburg Reinardt very consistent in the Deutschland Tour
Matej Mohoric of Bahrain Merida has won the 33rd Deutschland Tour defeating Nils Politt of Katusha/Alpecin. Max Schachmann (Quick-Step Floors) holding on to third place in front of Sunweb superstar Tom Dumoulin. Team Dimension Data’s Janse van Rensburg Reinardt put in an impressive ride to finish 7th on General Classification after a 5th placing in the final stage which ended in a 16 rider sprint.
Bathurst’s Mark Renshaw who was building condition after a number of recent set back finished the final stage in 87th (96th on GC) and will now consider starting the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain.