Rowe at the 2013 National Road Race Championships
|Full name||Luke Rowe|
10 March 1990 |
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb)|
|Current team||Team Sky|
|Discipline||Road and track|
|Rider type||Domestique/Lead-out man (road)
Cardiff Ajax CC
Glendene CC / Bike Trax
|Tour of Britain, 1 stage (2012)|
|Infobox last updated on
4 January 2014
Born in Cardiff, Rowe began racing at a young age, initially riding with his parents on a tandem. He began to enjoy cycling and became a member of the Maindy Flyers, based at Maindy Stadium. As a junior he was a member of British Cycling's Olympic Development Programme, His brother Matt is also a racing cyclist, and his father, Courtney Rowe, coaches the Paralympian Simon Richardson.
Rowe made his European debut as a member of the team pursuit squad who took the gold medal at the 2007 European Track Championships. He finished second in the 2008 European Road Race Championships, and won the Madison, along with Mark Christian, and the silver in the team pursuit at the 2008 European Track Championships.
Team Sky (2012–)
- 3rd Under 12 Omnium, National Championships
- 1st Team pursuit, European Junior Championships
- 1st National Madison Championships (with Adam Blythe)
- Junior European Championships
- 1st National Derny Championships, Maindy Stadium
- Revolution Series Round 3
- 1st Scratch Race
- 1st Australian Pursuit
- 1st Junior Tour of Ireland
- 3rd Junior Omloop Het Volk
- 4th Junior Tour of Wales
- 1st Stage 3
- 1st ZLM Tour – Arjaan de Schipper Trofee
- 6th Coppa Colli Briantei Internazionale
- 1st GP Sportivi di Poggiana
- 3rd GP Industrie del Marmo
- 4th GP Palio del Recioto
- 5th Ronde Van Vlaanderen Beloften
- 6th Overall Tour of Berlin
- 8th Trofeo Franco Balestra Memorial Metelli
- 9th Commonwealth Games Road Race
- 1st ZLM Tour
- 1st Stage 7 Thüringen Rundfahrt
- 5th Overall Tour de Normandie
- 8th La Côte Picarde
- 9th Overall Royal Smilde Olympia’s Tour
- 1st Stage 1 Tour of Britain
- 2nd Duo Normand (with Alex Dowsett)
- 5th Road Race National Road Race Championships
- 5th ITT National Road Race Championships
- 9th Overall Tour of Qatar
- 4th Road Race National Road Race Championships
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- Andy Howell (16 September 2008). "Cycling: Young guns shine in Poland". Wales Online. Retrieved 22 December 2008.
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- "Commonwealth Games 2014: Olympic champion Geraint Thomas and world sprint star Becky James head up Welsh cycling team for Glasgow". Wales Online. 2014-07-09.
- "Clayton Velo Spring Classic Handicap". British Cycling. Retrieved 15 June 2014.
- Official website
- Luke Rowe profile at Team Sky
- Luke Rowe profile at Cycling Archives
- Luke Rowe on Twitter