Park admitted it was a possibility, although he added that if Kenny did it, she might have to skip the World Track Cycling Championships in Paris this autumn.
“It has to have the right number [qualifying] points and at the moment it would be quite difficult to get points for the World Cup if I didn’t go to the Euros,” he said. “[But] we will strive to support her to try to get the best out of her, while we and she believe she can be competitive. We will also try to support her so that she can find the right balance so that she can be happy and enjoy her life.
“You know, she’s the most accomplished and accomplished athlete [in the squad]. We don’t want to squeeze it.”
Park emphasized that no one is irreplaceable, even the most successful British Olympian. “It will be fantastic if Laura continues her streak of Olympic medals,” he said. “If, for all the major reasons that are at play, she decides that’s not what she wants to do, I’m very confident that there are a lot of young women who will step up and take that mantle.”