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by Shane Stokes

March 10, 2018

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Kennaugh takes a break from racing due to health issues

by VeloClub

Peter Kennaugh Santos Tour Down Under 2018
Peter Kennaugh spoke of new opportunities with Bora-hansgrohe after moving from Team Sky, but after riding the Santos Tour Down Under and taking 22nd in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, he hasn’t competed since.

His team stated on Friday that he won’t race in the foreseeable future. “Due to personal health reasons, Bora – hansgrohe’s Peter Kennaugh had to take some time off the bike after the Tour Down Under this January,” it said.

“Next week he will start training again to prepare himself for the second part of the season. His return to racing is not decided yet, but the team fully supports Peter in his preparations. After a first six to eight week training period, the performance team and coaches will decide together with him which race will be appropriate for Peter to re-start his season.”

The team asked the media to respect Kennaugh’s privacy and said it wouldn’t make any further comments at this point.