Renshaw left out of Australia's Worlds team

Mark Renshaw leads, Tour of Qatar 2011, stage four

Mark Cavendish's number one lead-out man, Mark Renshaw will miss the 2011 road World Championships. Australia left him out of its nine-man selection that it announced on Monday.

"Surprise surprise," Renshaw posted on his Twitter account. "No world champs for me. Would like to say I understand but I don't. Guess I need to prove myself?"

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.