GB Cycling Team Rider Biography
Revised January 2015
 

Peter Kennaugh

Road Race and Team Pursuit
Current Team: Sky Pro Cycling
DOB: 15.06.1989 | From: Isle of Man | Based: Isle of Man/Italy

Olympic titles: One
Elite world champion titles:
One

A developing road stage racer for Team Sky, Peter Kennaugh’s first success came on the track.

The Manxman who started out racing BMX aged six, went on to win the scratch race at the 2006 junior world championships.

Winning a stage and finishing third overall at the 2009 Giro Bio secured a contract with Team Sky in 2010, where he made his grand tour debut at the Vuelta a Espana.

In 2012, Kennaugh would return to the track to record his greatest achievements, winning team pursuit at the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships and going on to win won gold in the same event at the London 2012 Olympic Games alongside Ed Clancy, Steven Burke and Geraint Thomas.

Awarded an MBE In the 2013 New Years Honours, Pete made his Tour de France debut in the same year, riding in support of eventual winner Chris Froome.

In 2014, Pete continued his development as a stage racer on the road, winning Coppi e Bartali and the Tour of Austria. He also won the silver medal for Isle of Man in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Peter Kennaugh: Selected Career Highlights to Date

2014

Commonwealth Games, Glasgow (UK)

Silver, Points race

Tour of Austria

1st, General classification


2012

Olympic Games, London (UK)

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Melbourne (Australia)

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, London (UK)

Silver, Team pursuit


2011

Route du Sud

2nd, Stage 3
3rd, General classificationl

UCI Track Cycling World Championships, Apeldoorn (Netherlands)

Bronze, Team pursuit


2009

UCI Road World Championships, Switzerland

4th, Under-23 road race

GiroBio

1st, Stage 3
3rd, General classification

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Denmark

Gold, Team pursuit

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Beijing (China)

Silver, Madison


2008

UCI Track Cycling World Cup, Cali (Colombia)

Silver, Points

UEC European Track Championships, Poland

Gold, Under-23 team pursuit


2007

UEC European Track Championships, Germany

Gold, Under-23 team pursuit

Gold, Junior team pursuit

Silver, Junior scratch


2006

UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships

Gold, Scratch, Bronze, Team Pursuit

UEC European Track Championships

Gold, Junior team pursuit