Pete Kennaugh opens up about early-season struggles as he aims for Tour de France spot

Bora-Hansgrohe Brit opens up ahead of his return to racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné

Peter Kennaugh at the 2018 Tour Down Under (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Peter Kennaugh has said his absence from racing earlier this year was down to a lack of motivation to ride that nearly stopped him training earlier in the season.

The Bora-Hansgrohe rider is hoping to kickstart his season at the Critérium du Dauphiné this week, after a stop-start 2018 has hampered his debut season at the team.

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Paul Knott is a fitness and features writer, who has also presented Cycling Weekly videos as well as contributing to the print magazine as well as online articles.  In 2020 he published his first book, The Official Tour de France Road Cycling Training Guide (Welbeck), a guide designed to help readers improve their cycling performance via cherrypicking from the strategies adopted by the pros.