Rowe at the 2018 European Road Cycling Championships.
|Full name||Danielle Rowe|
21 November 1990
Hamble, Hampshire, England
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Weight||62 kg (137 lb)|
|Discipline||Track and road|
|2009||Vision 1 Racing|
|2017||Cylance Pro Cycling|
|2018||WaowDeals Pro Cycling|
Rowe is three times a world champion and Olympic Gold Medalist in the women's team pursuit. Competing for the winning Great Britain team at the 2011 World Championships, alongside Laura Trott and Wendy Houvenaghel, 2012 alongside Trott and Joanna Rowsell, and 2013 with Trott and Elinor Barker.
She won the team pursuit at the Track Cycling World Cup in London in preparation for the Olympics in February 2012. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Rowe won a gold medal for the team pursuit alongside Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell. The team also set a new world record time of 3:14:051 in this event.
In November 2014, Rowe was involved a serious crash after hitting a pothole while training on roads near Merthyr Tydfil. She suffered a snapped rib cage and a collapsed lung and spent 10 days in hospital.
Rowe went to school at Hamble Community Sports College before attending Barton Peveril Sixth Form College. Her father, Trevor King, is a former biathlete who competed in two Winter Olympics. She has a younger sister. Initially a keen competitive swimmer for her school and triathlete, with Chapel Tri-Stars junior triathlon club, in 2005 she was tested by the British Cycling at her School and was then selected to join the Talent Team, which was at that time part of British Cycling's Rider Route. Later that year she joined i-Team.cc cycling club where she trained and raced regularly at The Mountbatten Centre Velodrome in Portsmouth. In 2009, she came down with glandular fever whilst training to become an elite cyclist, leading to worries about her career being over. She recovered, however, and was later chosen to compete at world champion level in late 2011 and after setting world record with her pursuit team-mates she was chosen for Team GB.
Rowe is married to fellow cyclist Matthew Rowe. They married on Saturday 30 September 2017 at Llandaff Cathedral and their reception overlooked the Severn Estuary at a country house in Chepstow. The couple live in Cardiff, Wales.
- UCI Track World Championships
- 1st Team pursuit, UEC European Track Championships
- UEC European U23 Track Championships
- 1st Team pursuit, Olympic Games
- 1st Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
- 1st Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
- 1st Points Race, Revolution – Round 1, Manchester
- 1st Milk Race
- National Track Championships
- 2nd Scratch Race – Round 4, Manchester
- 3rd Points Race – Round 4, Manchester
- 3rd Scratch Race – Round 3, Manchester
- 3rd Surf & Turf 2-Day Women's Stage Race
- 1st Overall Tour of the Reservoir
- 1st Stage 1
- 1st Round 5 – Bath, Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series
- 1st Red Hook Crit
- 3rd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
- 4th Overall Santos Women's Tour
- 4th National Road Race Championships
- 5th Crescent Vårgårda UCI Women's WorldTour (TTT)
- 7th Philadelphia Cycling Classic
- 9th Overall La Route de France
- 3rd Points Race, Revolution Series – Champions League
- 9th Omloop Het Nieuwsblad for Women
- 10th Women's Tour de Yorkshire
- 3rd Overall The Women's Tour
- 3rd Road race, Commonwealth Games
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