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MarkW

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Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne
« on: February 20, 2012, 07:19:39 PM »
Back to Belgium:
Bathursts Mark Renshaw will be back on the bike this weekend in the Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne. There is always plenty of hype around the start of the cycling season in Belgium with the  Omloop Het Volk and Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne events drawing good fields and considered semi classics by local fans.

Often contested in freezing conditions it has been quite a while since Mark travelled to Belgium for the opening of the season, yet he is suited to the Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne course which favours the tough riding power riders; Chris Sutton winning last year and Tom Bonnen winning twice in the last 5 years.

A much younger Renshaw put up a great ride in 2006 to finish in the top 12 behind Nick Nuyens (Boonen 3rd) when riding for Credit Agricole. An older and stronger Renshaw will be keen to better that result with his new team Rabobank in 2012.

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Re: Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 10:18:42 PM »
Mark not planning to push to hard if the conditions do not suit...

"It's been a long time since I've ridden in the cold and in the classics. However, I'm not going to be too ambitious if the weather doesn't suit me! " - cyclingnews.com
see full story at -
http://www.cyclingnews.com/blogs/mark-renshaw/positioning-is-everything

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Re: Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2012, 02:50:45 PM »
Things Change Quickly in Racing:

Things where looking good for Bathurst's Mark Renshaw in the final couple of kilometres of the KBK on the weekend... he was positioned on Cavendish’s Wheel and was feeling good. 
However then the plans went wrong.. with the Canadian riders hooking him off the wheel and effective putting him out of contention.
He will now set himself for the Paris Nice tour next weekend before the big one the Milan san Remo on the 17th March..

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Re: Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2012, 06:33:11 PM »
Renshaw's train runs out of steam
Anya Whitelaw reports on Mark Renshaws bad luck in Belgium-
http://www.westernadvocate.com.au/news/local/sport/cycling/renshaws-train-runs-out-of-steam/2469014.aspx?storypage=1