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Mark Renshaw Head Butting Julian Dean Video

In Stage 11 of the Tour de France, Mark Renshaw gave a few head butts to Julian Dean. The head butts officially disqualified Renshaw from the Tour, while his ejection was labeled as “attacking”. Dean moved to block Farrar, and Renshaw fought back with head butting. Here is the video for those that missed it.

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Cavendish wins Stage 11 Tour de France

cavendish wins stage 11 tour de france 300x188   Cavendish wins Stage 11 Tour de FranceHTC-Columbia rider Mark Cavendish won his third sprint on the Tour de France this year after taking Stage 11 in Bourg-les-Valence this afternoon, while Mark Renshaw was officially disqualified out of the race due to his head butting malpractice during 5km closing run.

Julian Dean was paving the way for Tyler Farrar’s first win of the Tour to no avail. Farrar was still nursing a broken hand sustained at Stage 3 and has to settle for third. Alessandro Petacchi of Lampre-Farnese Vini placed second.

Cavendish put himself back as a contender for the points competition as Petacchi wears the green jersey. Thor Hushovd of Cervelo TestTeam took the seventh place.

Mark Cavendish took his 13th win of the Tour de France when he won Stage 11 and is now 29 points behind Petacchi. He is going to force his luck in the remaining race in Revel on Friday and…

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Mark Renshaw to be Ready in Time for Major Events

mark renshaw will be ready in time for major events   Mark Renshaw to be Ready in Time for Major Events

After falling ill with the Epstein-Barr virus back in December and not being able to attend his team’s training camp, Australian Mark Renshaw is almost completely healed and will begin training again this week. “He will be ready for California, the Tour and the worlds. The most dangerous thing right now is that he would come back too early,” said Rolf Aldag. “We want him to take his time and we are trying to calm him down. He was super-frustrated that he could not come to camp, but he knows he doesn’t have to qualify for anything. His position on the team is secure. It’s not worth it for him to hurry back to race something like Tour of Qatar. That only risks him becoming ill again,” he adds. Renshaw will be ready just in time to support his teammate, Mark Cavendish. Cavendish says…

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Mark Renshaw Will Miss Tour Down Under Due to Illness

mark renshaw will miss tour down under due to illness   Mark Renshaw Will Miss Tour Down Under Due to Illness

Mark Renshaw, of Columbia-HTC, will unfortunately be missing the Tour Down Under in January, due to recovering from the Epstein-Barr virus. He was diagnosed earlier this month, and seems to be recovering just fine; he is “showing good initial progress,” according to Team Columbia-HTC doctor Helge Riepenhof. Renshaw was a huge help in Columbia-HTC’s record 85 victories this year. He was absent from training camp this month while he recovers from the virus, and will continue to recover during the first few races of the season. His team is keeping a close eye on his recovery, and his blood tests show good results. “We don’t see his 2010 season goals in any danger. He would have loved to race in Tour Down Under but we are confident that he will once again show great performances in the Grand Tours as a lead out for…

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