Jason Kenny named in Great Britain squad despite retirement speculation

Six time Olympic champion said to be considering retirement

Jason Kenny and Laura Trott, Rio 2016 Olympic Games (Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

Both Laura and Jason Kenny have been named in the revised Great Britain squad despite Laura being pregnant and speculation that Jason could be considering retirement.

The Kennys are two of 87 athletes who will receive support from British Cycling for the next Olympic cycle, with funding available for riders in all disciplines apart from male mountain bike riders and female BMX riders.

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Jason Kenny, who has six Olympic gold medals to his name, had reportedly been considering retirement before the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, with Laura saying that her husband was having "six months to decide what he wants to do".

As well as the reduction in funding available to mountain bike and BMX riders, the size of the men's road squad has also been reduced form 16 down to eight riders, with no space for British road race champion Adam Blythe or British time trial champion Alex Dowsett.