Peter Kennaugh, Lincoln Grand Prix 2013

Peter Kennaugh

Date of birth: 15/06/89

From: Douglas, Isle of Man

Team: Sky

Previous Teams: GB Academy (2008-2009) Pinarello RT (2007), Glendene CC (2006)


Peter Kennaugh career profile
Peter Kennaugh is the most talented youngster to roll off the Isle of Man production line since his friend and star sprinter Mark Cavendish.

He first rose to prominence on the British junior scene, making a name for himself on the track with World and European championship gold medals, alongside claiming the British National Junior Series title on the road in 2007.

After moving to Italy with the GB Academy the following year, the youngster made a successful transition from domestic junior star to continental contender, winning prestigious amateur classics Trofeo Bastianelli and GP Capodarco in his first year abroad.

Kennaugh further cemented his position in 2009 as one of the sport's brightest young talents, winning a stage and finishing third in the Baby Giro. He is developing into a strong climber.

Belying his tender years, 20-year-old Kennaugh has already shown that he is more than a match for Britain's top professionals, finishing second and third in the elite national road race in 2008 and 2009. On this evidence, it was only a matter of time till the Manxman signed his first professional contract which he duly did at the end of 2009 for Team Sky.

Kennaugh switched focus from road to track for the 2012 season with the home Games looming. His debut Olympic performance at the London 2012 Games in the British team pursuit quartet saw him come away with a gold medal and a new world record to add to the world title won earlier in the year in Melbourne.

2013 saw Kennaugh's focus switch back to the road, as he became a piece of the jigsaw in Team Sky's bid to retain the Tour de France title; a role he fulfilled with as much acclaim as his efforts on the track.

Peter Kennaugh results
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Herald Sun Tour; stage one

Criterium du Dauphine; stage one

British road race national champion

Settimana Coppi e Bartali; stage two

Settimana Coppi e Bartali; overall

British road race national champion

Tour of Austria; stage one

Tour of Austria; overall


Lincoln Grand Prix

Track World Championships; team pursuit

Olympic champion; team pursuit

Madison national champion (with Luke Rowe)
European champion, team pursuit

Scratch race national champion

Individual pursuit national champion


Baby Giro d'Italia, stage three

British Madison champion with Mark Christian

National U23 road-race champion


GP Capodarco

Trofeo Bastianelli

National U23 road-race champion

European Track Championship U23 team pursuit

National Madison Championship with Mark Cavendish

UIV Cup, Berlin Six Day with Jonny Bellis

UIV Cup, Copenhagen Six Day with Jonny Bellis


National junior road-race champion

National junior road-race series winner

European Track Championship junior team pursuit

European Track Championship U23 team pursuit

UIV Cup, Gent Six Day with Adam Blythe

World Junior Track Championships scratch race

European Track Championship junior team pursuit

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