Kennaugh withdraws from Giro, next stop Olympics

Peter Kennaugh, Giro d'Italia 2012, stage 15

Peter Kennaugh leaves the Giro d'Italia and is back on his way to the UK tonight to continue his path towards the Olympics. He suffered from muscle problems in his upper gluteus and pulled out early in Wednesday's stage to Cortina d'Ampezzo in the Dolomite Mountains.

"We didn't want to take any chances with him this close to the end of the race. With one eye on the Olympics we decided the best course of action is get him back to Manchester," Sky's team manager, David Brailsford told Cycling Weekly. "He'll see the doctors tomorrow, get that sorted out and move on."

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