Mark Renshaw's Tour place hangs on Tour de Suisse

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Mark Renshaw is reasonably confident of a Tour de France berth as he prepares to make his comeback from an awful crash at the Ronde van Zeeland this weekend.

Renshaw was the hardest hit in a high-speed smash at the Tour of Turkey last month fracturing his collarbone in three places and damaging teeth. He underwent successful surgery on his collarbone that doctors mended with a plate and 10 pins and had a front tooth capped.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.