KENNAUGH Peter < Back  
Sport Cycling - Road, Cycling - Track
CGA Isle of Man   
Gender Men
Born 15 Jun 1989 in Douglas, IMN
Height1.73 m
Weight 66 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began cycling at age six.
Why this sport? He switched from BMX to mountain bike because it was popular on the Isle of Man. He decided he wanted to try road cycling shortly after.
Club / Team Team Sky: Great Britain
Name of coach Rod Ellingworth [national], GBR
General Interest
Nicknames Pete (Instagram profile, 27 Jun 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the team pursuit gold medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. (teamsky.com, 16 May 2014)
Injuries He broke his collarbone in a crash on stage three of the 2016 Tour of California in the United States of America. (cyclingweekly.co.uk, 18 May 2016)

He was forced to abandon the 2015 Tour de France ahead of stage 16 due to a respiratory illness. (bbc.co.uk, 20 Jul 2015)

Illness disrupted the start of his 2014 season, forcing him to miss the Liege-Bastogne-Liege race in Belgium and the Giro d'Italia. (timesofmalta.com, 07 May 2014)

He fractured his left collarbone in a crash during the 2010 Strade Bianche in Italy. He returned to training two weeks later. (news.bbc.co.uk, 08 Mar 2010; peterkennaugh.com, 15 Mar 2010)

He damaged a muscle in his leg in a crash in the madison final at the 2009 World Track Cycling Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark. (isleofman.com, 16 Feb 2009)
Awards and honours He was given the Ambassador Award at the 2013 Isle of Man Bank Sports Awards. (gov.im, 11 Apr 2014)

He was named Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire [MBE] in 2013. (bbc.co.uk, 24 Jun 2013)

He was named Isle of Man Sports Personality of the Year for 2012. (bbc.co.uk, 22 Mar 2013)

He received an Excellence Award at the 2012 Isle of Man Newspapers Awards in recognition of his performance at the Olympic Games in London. (manx.net, 16 Nov 2012)
Other sports He has represented Great Britain in track cycling. He was part of the squad that won gold in team pursuit at the 2012 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 11 Jul 2016; bbc.co.uk, 27 Jul 2014)
Famous relatives His brother Tim has worked as his coach. His mother Jackie competed in cycling and held the Isle of Man's 10-mile time trial record. His grandfather Roy was a founding member of the Manx Road Club. (cyclingweekly.co.uk, 31 Jan 2016,01 Jul 2014; procyclingstats.com, 29 May 2011; telegraph.co.uk, 30 Dec 2009)