Mark Renshaw – the ace lead-out man at Columbia-HTC – will miss the Tour Down Under as he recovers from Epstein-Barr.
Eleven new faces that are part of the Columbia-HTC squad for 2010 are getting to know their new teammates at the team’s first confab ahead of next racing season. The world’s No. 1 ranked team opened a 10-day training camp on the Spanish island of Lanzarote, bringing together sprinter ace Mark Cavendish and 27 other riders along with staff.
Peter and Martin Velits stand out from the crowd in many ways. They're Slovakia's first two professionals at ProTour level, they're twins, and they're both very gifted bike riders who've signed with Columbia-HTC for 2010.