Pete Kennaugh: Dave Brailsford said to me, ‘trust me, normal life sucks’

The 32-year-old speaks on his struggles and how he is now plotting his return to the sport

 Pete Kennaugh
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Pete Kennaugh is back in the house he grew up in, leafing through scrapbooks he made as a teenager, a bike he drew sellotaped to the front. Inside lie his hopes and dreams for the future as he made the first steps towards his professional cycling career.

The pages contain mantras to guide him on his path to the top of the sport, short diary entries on his life as it was then as a teenager hoping to go pro. Now, reading it back in his early thirties for the first time since, Kennaugh almost shudders.

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