Mark Renshaw returns to competition at Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne
Mar 27 2019 03:25 am CET

Mark Renshaw returns to competition at Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne
Mark Renshaw returns to competition at Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne
Team Dimension Data

Mark Renshaw (Dimension Data) is set to return to competition at the Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne. The Australian has been recovering from a crash he suffered at the end of 2018.

Renshaw was hit by a car during a training ride in his hometown Bathurst in December of 2018. The crash resulted in a broken pelvis that didn't need any surgery but kept the rider out of competition since.

"Following a really difficult start to the season after getting hit by a car in Australia while out training, it's really made me work hard to come back to the level that I am," he commented.

"I'm really looking forward to starting racing again because I've put in a lot of work to come back ahead of schedule, from what the doctors told me. So I think that I will come back really strong and I'm really just looking forward to pinning a number on and getting back into the season."

Giacomo Nizzolo and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, who just completed Milano-Sanremo over the weekend, will also be part of the roster for the Belgian race. "Wednesday is the first of a couple of races in the north that are WorldTour races, Drie Daagse of de Panne," commented sports director Jean-Pierre Heynderickx. "It's a race with a long history, with it being always three days in the past but now it's been reduced to one and it's the first that it's on the WorldTour calendar.

"It's one for the sprinters, with some difficulties being the cobblestone sections at the Kemmel and also through De Moeren, which is well known for the echelons which will often be a big factor. We're going for a big result with Giacomo Nizzolo and Reinardt Janse van Rensburg."

Dimension-Data's Driedaagse Brugge-De Panne (27th of March):

Giacomo Nizzolo
Reinardt Janse van Rensburg
Lars Bak
Mark Renshaw
Jay Thomson
Jaco Venter
Rasmus Tiller



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