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mark renshaw

Mark Renshaw (born 22 October 1982) is a retired Australian racing cyclist, who rode professionally between 2004 and 2019 for the Française des Jeux, Crédit Agricole, HTC–Highroad, Belkin Pro Cycling, Etixx–Quick-Step and Team Dimension Data teams. His most notable wins are the general classification of the 2011 Tour of Qatar,[4] and the one-day race Clásica de Almería in 2013.[5]

From 2009 to 2011 and from 2014 until his retirement, Renshaw was known as the main lead-out man for fellow sprinter Mark Cavendish at HTC–Highroad,[6] Etixx–Quick-Step and Team Dimension Data.

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bruce ashford

Bruce Ashford is a Head & Neck Surgeon and is on the Board of Head and Neck Cancer Australia. He lives in Wollongong and enjoys the challenge of the undulating climbs of the Illawarra.

 He has done plenty of painfully long and slow rides, including multiple L’etape’s, Pollie Pedal and trips across Europe. He happily confirmed to us that he will be the slowest rider on the day, until lunch is served, at which time he will definitely be wearing the Green Jersey. 

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trevor gardner

Trevor Gardner has a day job in anaesthetics, retrieval medicine and military medicine. Trevor has worked alongside Bruce both in the military and in head and neck cancer surgery. He is an enthusiastic supporter of Beyond Five and an advocate for advancing the care of patients with head and neck cancer.

 A one time competitive hang glider pilot, expedition sea kayaker, Trevor returned to cycling in 2014 with a mountain bike tour of Siciliy. Since then he has been regularly cycling, particularly enjoying small group cycling in the Dolomites. In 2019 Trevor competed the 2nd Silk Road Mountain Race in Kyrgyzstan. There may be some stories to tell after the 1670km, 26,000m climb unsupported bike packing event.

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