Luke Rowe stage winner, Tour of Britain 2012, stage one

Luke Rowe

Date of birth: 10/03/90

From: Cardiff, Wales

Team: Sky

Previous teams: Great Britain Academy


Luke Rowe career history

Welshman Luke Rowe is a product of the British Cycling Academy programme, and like his fellow Academy graduates Peter Kennaugh, Ben Swift and Geraint Thomas, he has been equally at home on the track and on the road.

Having scored wins in the Madison and team pursuit in the European track championships, Rowe won silver in the European junior world champs road race confirming his credentials on tarmac as well as the boards.

Rowe has won two editions of the ZLM Tour - in 2011 and 2009. He was signed by the British-based WorldTour outift Sky as a neo-pro for the 2012 season.

Rowe scored a win in the opening stage of the Tour of Britain in September 2012, and then started the 2013 season well at the Tour of Qatar, where he placed ninth overall behind winner Mark Cavendish.

Rowe then slotted into a role at Team Sky as a super-domestique and a key part of the squad's Classics team, steadily building up an impressive array of results at some of the biggest spring races, despite a win alluding him.

Eighth in the 2016 edition of Paris-Roubaix was followed by fifth in the 2016 Tour of Flanders.

Rowe then took his first win for five years at the 2017 Herald Sun Tour in Australia, winning stage two. Third at Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne then followed.

Luke Rowe results
Herald Sun Tour, stage two


Tour of Britain; stage one


ZLM Tour; overall classification

Under-23 Thüringen Rundfahrt; stage seven

British track championships; Madison


Grand Prix Sporivi di Poggiana

British track championships; Madison


ZLM Tour; overall classification

Trofeo Antonietto Rancilio


European track championships; Madison


European track championships; team pursuit

British track championships; Madison

Luke Rowe photographs


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