Luke Rowe

Nationality: British
Date of birth: March 10, 1990
Height: 185cm
Weight: 72kg
Team: Sky
Twitter: @LukeRowe1990

At the age of just 26, Luke Rowe has already forged himself an invaluable spot on cycling’s richest squad Team Sky.

The Welshman has proven himself a loyal and tactically astute domestique over the years, helping Chris Froome to his Tour de France victories in 2015 and 2016. Moreover, Rowe has developed into the squad’s team captain which means he’ll be making many of the crucial mid-race decisions for the team.

A fellow product of the British Cycling academy along with team-mates Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Ian Stannard, Rowe’s career has yet to produce a flourish of personal success that might have been expected by a rider of his talent after five years with Team Sky.

But he’s shown his potential to grow into one of Britain’s most successful Classics riders. In 2016, he headed the Sky team at Monuments Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix alongside Stannard, recording a fifth place at Flanders to add to an eighth place finish at Roubaix he achieved in 2015.

Rowe started 2017 strongly, taking his first win since 2012 on stage two of the Herald Sun Tour. This was followed by a solid show on the opening weekend of the cobbled classics, with sixth in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and third in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.

Alongside his commitments as a professional riders, Rowe writes a weekly column for Cycling Weekly magazine and enjoys watching ice hockey in his spare time.