Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

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Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby Chuck » Wed Aug 10, 2011 7:48 pm

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/report- ... t-rabobank

Hope it's true as I'd like to see what he can do with guys working for him instead of the other way around.


Edit: Beaten to the punch here....

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=42991&start=25

Think it does deserve it's own thread though :)
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby AUbicycles » Wed Aug 10, 2011 11:02 pm

There we go... joins Graham Brown.

I was imagining what would happen if he turned around to become André Greipels lead out man, that could have become very interesting.
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby sogood » Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:19 am

How will Cavendish fare without Renshaw? Next year will be interesting with all the new contracts and teams... Both the GC and Sprint competitions.
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby martinjs » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:13 pm

How about Australian's winning both the GC and Sprint competitions?
Now that would be cool. 8)

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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:21 pm

How's Theo Bos going?
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby Jean » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:10 pm

Yeah, I don't know that Renshaw is necessarily going to Rabobank to be their undisputed sprint kingpin. Mentor for Bos might be a more accurate description?
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby sogood » Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:27 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:How's Theo Bos going?

Is he making a successful transition to road racing? Seems not.
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby Chuck » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:13 pm

Jean wrote:Yeah, I don't know that Renshaw is necessarily going to Rabobank to be their undisputed sprint kingpin. Mentor for Bos might be a more accurate description?


You could be on the money there Jean....

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/raboban ... aw-signing

"Renshaw has excellent qualities, extensive experience in field sprints, who may in addition sprint for his own gain. The fact that the initiative comes from Renshaw says a lot about the esteem in which riders hold our team," said Rabobank director Erik Breukink.

Theo Bos welcomed the arrival of Renshaw: "Mark is the best lead-out man in the world. I'm really thrilled that Renshaw has chosen to sign for us. The partnership with Mark will help me in my development."



Note that Bos is very welcoming and the wording from Breukink "who may in addition sprint for his own gain". He'll spend some of his time leading Bos out, but how much ??
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby bianchi928 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:31 pm

Good news for Michael Mathews to have Renshaw on his team. Should be good for his development (I know he has already won some big sprints including a stage of the TDU, but he is young and is still developing)
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby Chuck » Fri Aug 12, 2011 3:50 pm

^^agree^^
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby RonK » Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:37 pm

I don't think so - Theo Boss is Rabobanks #1 sprinter.

According to Cycling News...
The highly regarded Australian has played a key role in helping Mark Cavendish dominate the sprints in the last three years but will work with Theo Bos and fellow Australian Michael Matthews in the future, as well as getting more opportunities to win himself.
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby RICHARDH » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:31 am

RonK wrote:I don't think so - Theo Boss is Rabobanks #1 sprinter.

According to Cycling News...
The highly regarded Australian has played a key role in helping Mark Cavendish dominate the sprints in the last three years but will work with Theo Bos and fellow Australian Michael Matthews in the future, as well as getting more opportunities to win himself.




Hedging there beats, its not clear that he has the legs to win himself yet. If the hope going for my ownwins does'nt work out then he slips back into his lead out man role.
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby number21 » Sat Aug 13, 2011 7:59 pm

Could be a good opportunity to prove hes Australias best bet for the Olympics next year. I might be wrong but I think this years worlds is on a flat'ish course so that could be an interesting precursor.

But I think what makes him a great lead out man is that he blocks a large amount of air when hes on the front, hence helping his man behind. And part of the reason no one can follow Cav as he is so compact and low.
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Re: Renshaw to be Rabobank's #1 Sprinter

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:35 pm

sogood wrote:
Alex Simmons/RST wrote:How's Theo Bos going?

Is he making a successful transition to road racing? Seems not.

Maybe, maybe not, it takes time:

http://www.cyclingnews.com/races/tour-o ... -6/results
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