Ghent-Wevelgem in the rain a love/hate affair for Rowe and Dowsett

While Alex Dowsett doesn't like the cold and wet conditions at Ghent-Wevelgem, Luke Rowe doesn't mind them at all

Luke Rowe in the 2015 Milan-San Remo

(Image credit: Watson)

Racing in Belgium is like Marmite, according to Alex Dowsett, and while he is not a big fan of racing on the wet cobbles Team Sky's Luke Rowe is at the other end of the spectrum.

Dowsett and Rowe shared an embrace in the sign-in area before Ghent-Wevelgem kicked off in Deinze, having both been drenched from the two-minute pedal over from their team buses parked around the corner.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.