Renshaw doubts Olympic Games selection

Mark Renshaw, Tour of Qatar 2012, stage three

Lead-out specialist turned key sprinter Mark Renshaw has all but ruled out his chances of making the Australian road race team for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The 29-year-old was controversially omitted from the nine-man squad that competed on a sprinter's course at last year's world championships in which compatriot Matt Goss won silver.

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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.