Pete Kennaugh: I’ve done my hopes for Giro selection no harm with Volta performance

The Manxman is aiming to ride in support of Geraint Thomas in the Giro d'Italia in May, and has looked good so far at the Volta a Catalunya

Pete Kennaugh has taken a gentler approach to his season build-up in 2017 (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Twelve into nine doesn’t go. That’s the number of Team Sky riders vying for places on their Giro d’Italia team.

With Geraint Thomas and Mikel Landa already designated as leaders, that leaves 10 riders challenging for seven places, among them Peter Kennaugh, who has made the 100th edition of the corsa rosa his principal target for the first half of this season.

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Peter Cossins has been writing about professional cycling since 1993, with his reporting appearing in numerous publications and websites including Cycling WeeklyCycle Sport and Procycling - which he edited from 2006 to 2009. Peter is the author of several books on cycling - The Monuments, his history of cycling's five greatest one-day Classic races, was published in 2014, followed in 2015 by Alpe d’Huez, an appraisal of cycling’s greatest climb. Yellow Jersey - his celebration of the iconic Tour de France winner's jersey won the 2020 Telegraph Sports Book Awards Cycling Book of the Year Award.