Luke Rowe keeping it real ahead of Vuelta a Espana debut

Luke Rowe and Russell Downing, Tour of Qatar 2013, stage 3

Team Sky's Luke Rowe isn't letting the prospect of his first Grand Tour ride faze him with just three days remaining until the Vuelta a Espana kicks off in Vilanova de Arousa this Saturday.

The 23 year old second year was named in Sky's nine man squad for the year's third Grand Tour on Tuesday afternoon and will ride in support of Colombian team leader and overall contender Sergio Henao.

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.