Kennaugh taking indefinite break from cycling
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Kennaugh taking indefinite break from cycling

05 April 2019 / 09:12

Olympic gold medallist Peter Kennaugh is set to take an indefinite break from cycling due to ongoing mental health issues.

The 29-year-old was part of the team pursuit in London that took gold on the track and has also twice been crowned national road race champion.

On the road he joined Bora - hansgrohe in 2018, having previously ridden for Team Sky.

However he will now take an indefinite break from the sport, and thanked his team for their understanding.

He said: “I would like to thank everyone at Bora - hansgrohe for their support and understanding to allow me to recover away from the sport. I wish the team the best of luck for the rest of the season.”

Bora team manager Ralph Denk added: “We thank Peter for his contribution to the team and we wish him well in his recovery process. We look forward to him making a full return to professional cycling in the future.” 

Kennaugh was also crowned world champion in 2012 on the track as part of the team pursuit, while he held the leader’s jersey at the Vuelta a España in 2016 after the opening team time trial.

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