“I have the passion and love for cycling back" - Peter Kennaugh thriving in new role as Sports Director for Trinity Racing

A former Team Sky and BORA - hansgrohe rider, Peter Kennaugh was once viewed as a major prospect of British cycling and a possible future Grand Tour winner. After falling out of love with the sport however, he retired aged just 29. Now though, in his new role at Trinity Racing that love is back.

“I have the passion and love for cycling back. I missed that for a while," Kennaugh tells Wielerfilts while on duty for Trinity Racing at the Tour of the Alps. “As a rider, I never thought I would become a sports director. The thought of being in the support car… But I really enjoy it. I love the job and especially working with the young guys."

One of Trinity's young stars, Finlay Pickering impressed, riding to a 25th-placed finish in the general classification and Kennaugh reveals he's enjoying passing on his knowledge and experience to the next generation. "We are serious when we have to, but on the other hand it is important for boys of this age to keep it relaxed," he says. “These are the years for them when they should really enjoy cycling. You still have a whole career ahead of you in which you really have to be 'on', and then you take every aspect of life seriously.”

“In life you always think about the next step. Where do I want to be in two or three years? But I stopped doing that," Kennaugh, who had previously been doing TV analysis work for ITV since retiring continues. “I am very happy with what I am doing now. I live in the here and now. What happens, that happens. But right now I want to do this job the best I can and give everything for these guys, like my experience and my passion.”

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