Peter Kennaugh takes break from cycling ‘to rediscover happiness’
Peter Kennaugh is to take an indefinite wreck due to mental fitness problems. The 2012 Olympic gold medallist and previous British champion are within the 2d yr of a -yr contract with the German WorldTeam Bora-Hansgrohe, who’re helping his choice.
“I would like to thank every person at Bora-Hansgrohe for his or her guide and know-how to allow me to recover far from the game. I desire the team the high-quality of good fortune for the rest of the season,” Kennaugh said.
The 29-yr-antique had was hoping to journey in the Giro d’Italia in May but has not competed due to the fact that finishing the UAE Tour at the beginning of the ultimate month. Last 12 months he took a wreck among January and April, pronouncing he had struggled to experience properly on the motorcycle.
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Kennaugh wrote on Instagram: “The time has come wherein it’s far now essential to come to be one with my choice to take a smash from expert cycling. After a few years of struggling on and rancid the bike I actually have made this selection, now not simplest for me however also for my own family.
“I want to pay attention to the person who I want to be going forward and to rediscover happiness, motivation, and exuberance in my everyday life.
“I can’t thank sufficient the people who’ve helped me via a remaining couple of years, in particular, a final couple of weeks. Without having to say any names, those humans will recognize who they’re … I am very thankful for his or her love and help.
“With desire, I am excited for the future years and the sparkling demanding situations that lie ahead inside and outside of sport.”
Kennaugh, Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, and Steven Burke received gold inside the group pursuit at the London Olympics and he turned into the GB road race champion in 2014 and 2015. He rode for Team Sky between 2010 and 2017 earlier than becoming a member of Bora-Hansgrohe last 12 months.
He was as soon as described by way of Cycling Weekly as “the maximum proficient teen to roll off the Isle of Man production line considering that his buddy and megastar sprinter Mark Cavendish”.
“We thank Peter for his contribution to the group and we desire him well in his healing manner,” his team supervisor, Ralph Denk, stated. “We look forward to him creating a complete go back to expert biking.”