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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Headbutt Gets Mark Renshaw Disqualified From the Tour de France

Cyclist Mark Renshaw brought new meaning to the phrase “using your head” on Thursday during the 11th stage of the 2010 Tour de France. Watch the video from Versus TV carefully and you’ll notice Renshaw headbutt opponent Julian Dean to clear space for teammate Mark Cavendish, who soon after won the stage:

Quite the physical year at the Tour de France. At first glance it may seem like a subtle move, but the gesture got a now frustrated Renshaw disqualified from the tour. While fans of heavier contact sports may argue that this was a touch foul, you can’t just headbutt someone coming down the home stretch in the 11th stage at the Tour de France. This is not the rollerderby. As course director Jean-Francois Pescheux put it so eloquently, “This is cycling, it’s not wrestling.”

Mark Renshaw Expelled From Tour de France For Headbutting Julian Dean (Video) [TotalProSports]
Video Credit: YouTube user VERSUSvsTV

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