Laura Kenny (née Trott) will make her racing return at the Revolution Champions League event in London on December 2/3, having taken a break from competition after claiming two gold medals at he 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Kenny successfully defended her omnium Olympic title in Rio, as well as once again being part of the winning Great Britain team pursuit squad. Her four Olympic medals mean that Kenny is now Britain’s most decorated female Olympian of all time.
Kenny will appear with her Matrix Fitness professional team at the Lee Valley Velopark velodrome on the final date of the inaugural Revolution Champions League.
“I’m really excited to be back racing, it was the right time to come back,” said Kenny, who wed fellow GB track racer and six-time Olympic gold medallist Jason Kenny in September.
“I’ve taken some deserved time off after Rio, the year leading up to the Olympics was very full on, training at every chance possible to be at my best, thankfully it was all worth it.
“I’m looking forward to getting back on my bike and enjoying racing after the pressure of Rio. I know the others won’t make it an easy race back for me, but it’ll be great fun and even better it will be in front of a home crowd.”
Fellow team pursuit Olympic gold medallist Elinor Barker will join Kenny at the London round, in addition to appearing at the opening rounds of the Champions League in Manchester on November 25/26.
Also making her return to competition will be Dame Sarah Storey, who will be riding at the opening rounds in Manchester for the first time since her successful appearance for GB at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Storey will be riding for the Podium Ambition p/b Club La Santa team.