Mark Cavendish reunited with leadout king Mark Renshaw at Astana Qazaqstan for Tour de France

Australian joins team as 'sprint and leadout consultant'

Mark Cavendish and Mark Renshaw celebrate winning a stage at the 2009 Tour de France
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Mark Cavendish and Mark Renshaw are to be reunited at Astana Qazaqstan, as the latter joins the team as a sprint consultant for the Tour de France. Renshaw said he cancelled other jobs in July to take the chance to make history.

Cavendish will head to the Tour next week, his 14th, hoping to break the record for stage wins; his record currently stands at 34, tied with Eddy Merckx. Just one more victory would see the Manxman top the standings.

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