Rider News: Peter Kennaugh


Rider statement: Pete Kennaugh withdraws from Team GB Olympic Road Race team

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Rider News: Peter Kennaugh

Pete Kennaugh, Team Sky rider and 2012 Olympic Champion yesterday announced of his decision to voluntarily withdraw his selection for Team GB for the men’s road race at the Rio 2016 Olympics.


Further to yesterday’s announcement Pete wants to say; “I did everything I possibly could to be in shape for the Rio Olympic Games with the time I had after breaking my collar bone at the Tour of California in May.

Unfortunately I just didn’t feel at the level needed to compete at the Olympics and I didn’t want to be on the start line at 70% as it wouldn’t be fair on the team or myself, especially when you have other guys who are in the form of their lives and it’s about having the best 5 guys there on the day. I wish all my team mates good luck on both road and track at Rio.

I still have plenty of other goals for the rest of the season and am really motivated to get some more results before the season is over. My next races will be San Sebastián on 30th July and then Vuelta a Burgos starting on 2nd August.”





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