Cape Town - Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Mark Renshaw will miss the start of
the season after sustaining an injury in a collision with a motor vehicle while
training in his hometown of Bathurst.
Dr. Helge Riepenhoff, Head of Medical, confirmed the extent of the injury.
"Mark has a fracture of his left pelvis. Unfortunately it will take at least
3-4 months until he will be back racing but the good news is that he doesn’t
need surgery," she said.
Renshaw has been training at home since the recent conclusion of our annual
training camp in Cape Town and was set to get his season underway at the
Australian National Road Championships in early January.
"I was heading back out on the
road for the final two hours of my five hour training ride and as I entered the
roundabout the car looked like it was going to stop, I assume the driver didn’t
see me and I hit the front right of the car and flew over the bonnet, landing heavily
on my pelvis," Renshaw, speaking from his hospital bed, said.
"I’m not sure if the impact with the car or the ground caused my injury’s but
it was definitely a scary moment as you now realize it could have been much
"I’m devastated that my pre-season training will be hampered as I was planning
a big start to 2019. I returned from our training camp super motivated for next
season and I was already into serious training for January’s racing. It’s
gutting to have another set-back but as hospital staff have told me, it could
have been much worse then what is was."