Luke Rowe left frustrated after missing podium at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

The Team Sky rider was the key instigator of the break that made it to the finish

Luke Rowe attacks in the 2016 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

Luke Rowe says he was left "frustrated" at the finish of Saturday's semi-Classic Omloop Het Nieuwsblad after taking fourth place, but added he was "happy" to mix it with riders like Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) as he initiated the race's decisive breakaway.

The Team Sky man attacked on the Taaienberg cobbled climb with around 60km to go, and was quickly followed by the race's eventual winner Van Avermaet and young Belgian talent Tiesj Benoot.

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Richard Windsor

Follow on Twitter: @richwindy

Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).