By Cyclingnews staff
Up-and-coming Australian sprinter Mark Renshaw has confirmed he will stay with his Crédit Agricole team for two more seasons. In an email to Cyclingnews, the 25 year-old from the country town of Bathurst, New South Wales, wrote: "Credit Agricole are looking to blend me into a role of leadership/sprinter, and when racing with Thor [Hushovd], to play the worker role."
"I'm pretty happy with this set-up, because it will give me the freedom to win in some races at a lower level and also ProTour level," continued Renshaw, "but on the other hand, I will hopefully be setting Thor up for some more wins in the big races. I know I can one day be at his level; it's just going to take some more racing, training and hard work."
As for the doping controversy surrounding Tour de France winner Floyd Landis, Renshaw lamented for the sport he loves. "I see another long, drawn-out court case, where once again, cycling keeps getting dragged lower into the shit and nobody really has any idea.
"If he did cheat and they prove it, I don't feel sorry for him. I have some hope he didn't cheat and he can prove them wrong, because cycling is getting dragged once again up shit creek!"