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Peter Kennaugh thanks Island for its support

Peter Kennaugh has said he couldn’t have won Olympic gold without the help and support from everyone in the Isle of Man.

The 23-year-old arrived back on home soil on Saturday lunchtime, less than 24 hours after helping to set a new world record in the cycling team pursuit.

Alongside his three Team GB team-mates, the Onchan man re-wrote the record books to comfortably beat runners-up Australia.

Thanking the huge crowd of supporters who greeted him at Ronaldsway, Kennaugh said he shared the medal with everyone who’d helped him, before signing autographs and taking photographs with fans.

Kennuagh’s success last week has since had compatriot Mark Cavendish considering a return to track cycling, admitting on television after the race his fellow Manxman had him tempted to start competing in the discipline once more.

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