Luke Rowe satisfied with 'promising' Classics campaign

Welshman Luke Rowe calls his Classics campaign "close, but no cigar", as a crash ended his chances of contesting victory in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday

Luke Rowe at the 2016 Paris-Roubaix (Sunada)

(Image credit: Yuzuru SUNADA)

Luke Rowe summed up his Classics campaign as "promising" and “close, but no cigar”, as a crash ruled him out of contention in Paris-Roubaix on Sunday.

The Welshman had been targeting the cobbled Monument all season, and went into the race as joint Sky leader off the back of an impressive fifth place in the Tour of Flanders the week before. However, the 26-year-old got caught in a crash on the Orchies cobbled sector during the race’s closing stages and then punctured, albeit ending his chances of contesting the victory.

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