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Mark Renshaw breaks collarbone while Theo Bos is doubtless for tomorrow's stage due to a nasty hematoma on his left hamstring

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22.04.2013 @ 22:44 Posted by Jesper Johannesen

Blanco had its lead-out train lined up perfectly at the head of the peloton in today's second stage of the Tour of Turkey when Mark Renshaw hit the real wheel of Graeme Brown and was the first man to go down in the massive crash that severely disrupted the final sprint. With a broken collarbone the Australian is out of the race while the further participation of the team's main sprinter Theo Bos is uncertain due to a nasty hematoma on his left hamstring.


After having done plenty of work throughout the day in the opening stage of the Tour of Turkey the Blanco train failed to deliver their sprinter Theo Bos to a repeat of last year's win in the streets of Alanya. Today the team was out for revenge in another perfect opportunity for the sprinters on the second day of racing.


This time the team left it to Argos-Shimano and Lotto-Belisol to close down the day's early move and the saved energy made the team take complete control of the peloton inside the final kilometers of the stage. Robert Wagner took a final turn with around 1km to go and left it to the trio of Graeme Brown, Mark Renshaw and Bos to finish off the work.


Everything was set for a perfect lead-out of Bos when Renshaw touched Brown's rear wheel and took a tumble. Sitting in the Australian's wheel, the Dutch sprinter had no chance to avoid his lead-out man and the Blanco duo were the first to hit the deck in what ended up as carnage on the roads in Antalya.


Instead of having a perfect shot at a stage victory, the Dutch team was left licking their wounds. Unsurprisingly, Renshaw was worst off and the Australian suffered a broken collarbone, a concussion, a strained neck and a missing tooth. He will stay in hospital tonight before a transport will take him back to the Netherlands where his collarbone will be operated on. Meanwhile, Bos is back in the team hotel after having been diagnosed with a hematoma on his left hamstring and the Dutchman's further participation in the race is highly uncertain.


Sports director Jeroen Blijlevens was unhappy to see the team leave the stage empty-handed.


“We really had the ideal situation going for us," he said. "Six riders pulled away and a couple of teams kept them in check and closed up the gap. We had agreed to take it easy and make sure we arrived at the finale as an operational team. We managed that, but the spill threw an absolute spanner in the works."


The team now turns its attention to the race's queen stage which finish at the summit of the Elmali climb. The plans for the race were all centered around Bos and his lead-out train and the squad has no GC rider in their line-up. Hence, it will all be about surviving before they once again hit some flatter terrain.


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