Luke Rowe

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Luke Rowe
Luke Rowe CHB 2013 (Cropped).jpg
Personal information
Full name Luke Rowe
Born (1990-03-10) 10 March 1990 (age 24)
Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb)
Team information
Current team Team Sky
Discipline Road and track
Role Rider
Rider type Domestique/Lead-out man (road)
Endurance (track)
Amateur team(s)

Maindy Flyers
Cardiff Ajax CC
Glendene CC / Bike Trax
Professional team(s)
Major wins
Tour of Britain, 1 stage (2012)
Infobox last updated on
4 January 2014

Luke Rowe (born 10 March 1990) is a Welsh racing cyclist who currently rides for Team Sky.[2]


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,[3] His brother Matt is also a racing cyclist, and his father, Courtney Rowe, coaches the Paralympian Simon Richardson.

Early career[edit]

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.[4]

Team Sky (2012–)[edit]

Rowe (in gold) at the 2012 Tour of Britain, wearing the leader's jersey during the second stage. Rowe won the race's first stage; his first professional victory.

Rowe joined Team Sky for the 2012 season as a neo-pro, having signed a two-year deal.[5] He took his first professional victory in September 2012 by winning the opening stage of the Tour of Britain.

Rowe represented Wales at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, 2014.[6]



3rd Under 12 Omnium, National Championships
3rd National Team Pursuit Championships (with Jonathan Bellis, Peter Kennaugh & Alex Dowsett)
1st Team pursuit, European Junior Championships
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG National Madison Championships (with Adam Blythe)
Junior European Championships
1st Madison (with Mark Christian)
2nd Team pursuit (with Mark Christian, Andrew Fenn & Erick Rowsell)
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG National Derny Championships, Maindy Stadium
2nd National Madison Championships (with Geraint Thomas)
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG National Madison Championships (with Mark Christian)
1st MaillotReinoUnido.PNG National Madison Championships (with Peter Kennaugh)
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
2nd European Championships, road race, Juniors
4th Clayton Velo Spring Classic[7]
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


  1. ^ Owen, Gareth Rhys (5 September 2011). "Welshman Luke Rowe makes Team Sky switch". BBC Sport Wales (BBC). Retrieved 6 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Team Sky (SKY) – GBR". UCI World Tour (Union Cycliste Internationale). Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Luke Rowe Bio". British Cycling. Retrieved 10 September 2008. [dead link]
  4. ^ Andy Howell (16 September 2008). "Cycling: Young guns shine in Poland". Wales Online. Retrieved 22 December 2008. 
  5. ^ "Team Sky signs Rowe". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 6 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "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. 
  7. ^ "Clayton Velo Spring Classic Handicap". British Cycling. Retrieved 15 June 2014. 

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