Meet our Ride for Country Kids 2021 Ambassadors

Australian Tour de France cyclist Mark Renshaw and Prime7’s Daniel Gibson will be joining this year’s Ride

About Mark

Mark Renshaw is a retired Australian cyclist who grew up in Bathurst, regional NSW. He rode professionally between 2004 and 2019 for teams including Française des Jeux, Crédit Agricole, HTC-Highroad, Belkin Pro Cycling, Etixx-Quick-Step and Team Dimension Data.

Mark’s most notable wins are the general classification of the 2011 Tour of Qatar, also the one-day race Clásica de Almería in 2013, but perhaps he is most famous for his 1-2 finish on the final stage of the 2009 Tour de France with his teammate Mark Cavendish.

From 2009 to 2011 and from 2014 until his retirement, he was known as the main lead-out man for fellow sprinter Mark Cavendish at HTC-Highroad, Etixx-Quick-Step and Team Dimension Data. The role of a lead-out rider is to position and deliver the sprinter in the best possible place to win the race, this requires both riders having a lot of faith in each other in the final hectic moments of a bunch sprint.

Mark started the Tour de France 10 times during his career, 5 times the Giro D’Italia and 2 times the La Vuelta Espana. His final race was the 2019 edition of the Tour of Britain finishing in Manchester.

About Daniel

Daniel Gibson is the news anchor of PRIME7 NEWS AT 6.30PM and the face of weather for the Prime7 Network. He began his media career in radio in the early 1990s and recently celebrated 20 years in television.

In 2000, Daniel started as a weather presenter, a role he still holds today, before being appointed news presenter of its Albury, Central West and Wagga Wagga news bulletins.

In 2007, in addition to his role with PRIME7, Gibson started his role with the Seven Network V8 Supercar commentary team as a pit lane reporter. 2008 saw the team win a silver Logie for their coverage of the Bathurst 1000.

Gibson was also part of Triple M’s first broadcast of the Australian Grand Prix and has spent over a decade appearing as a presenter on Seven’s Sydney Weekender. In 2014, Gibson moved on to the national news desk for PRIME7 NEWS AT 6.30PM

He is a keen cyclist and especially loves training and riding for charity. When not out on the road you will find him at home with wife Caroline and children Cameron, Eliza and Sophie.