Matthew Rowe

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Matthew Rowe
Personal information
Full name Matthew Rowe
Born (1988-04-28) 28 April 1988 (age 28)
Cardiff, Wales
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)[1]
Team information
Current team NFTO
Discipline Road & Track
Role Rider
Rider type Road & Track Endurance
Amateur team(s)
0 Maindy Flyers
0 Cardiff Ajax CC
2006 Glendene CC / Bike Trax
2007–2008 Recycling.co.uk
2009 CandiTV–Marshalls Pasta
2010 Wilier-bigmaggys.com-Prendas Ciclismo[2]
2011–2012 CyclePremier.com-Metaltek
2013 NFTO[3]
Professional team(s)
2014 NFTO Pro Cycling

Matthew Rowe (born 28 April 1988) is a Welsh racing cyclist.[4]

Biography[edit]

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,[5] Rowe became the 2005 junior scratch race European champion,[6] and finished eighth in the same event at the junior world championships.[7] Rowe received funding for three to four months from the Dave Rayner fund in 2007.[8] Rowe suffered from Glandular Fever in 2007, and hoping to make his mark on the Premier Calendar, riding for Rapha Condor recycling.co.uk for the 2008 season.[9]

Rowe studied at university for a business degree until 2009, with the hope of cycling full-time with the aim of a Commonwealth Games gold medal in 2010.[10] However his hopes were scuppered by injuries sustained by a crash in the Rás Tailteann.[11]

His brother Luke is also a racing cyclist, and his father Courtney coaches the Paralympian Simon Richardson.

Rowe is in a relationship with Olympic, World and European team pursuit gold medallist Dani King.[12] The couple became engaged in 2015.[13]

Matt Rowe recently (May 2015) founded Rowe & King, a cycle coaching company, alongside father Courtney, fiancee Dani King and brother Luke Rowe www.roweandking.com.[14] Rowe & King offer coaching in the sport of cycling utilising the extensive experience gained by Luke, Dani, Courtney and Matt himself.

Major results[edit]

Track[edit]

Road[edit]

2005
2nd Welsh National Road Race Championships – Junior
2008
1st Severn Bridge Road Race
1st Border Road Race
2013
1st Norman Harris Memorial Race[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adam Tranter (6 June 2008). "A Minute With: Matt Rowe". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 10 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "Bialoblocki to lead Wilier team". Cycling Weekly. 16 December 2009. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Prosser, Mark (5 May 2013). "Road: Rowe wins Norman Harris Memorial". British Cycling. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Matt Rowe". recyclingteam.com. 
  5. ^ "Matt Rowe Bio". British Cycling. Retrieved 10 September 2008. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Athletes". For Goodness Shakes!. 
  7. ^ "World Junior Track Championships – CM". Cycling News. 7 August 2005. 
  8. ^ Keith Bingham (10 November 2006). "DAVE RAYNER RIDERS NAMED". Cycling Weekly. 
  9. ^ "Matt Rowe". Rapha Condor recycling.co.uk. Retrieved 10 September 2008. 
  10. ^ Tranter, Adam (6 June 2008). "A Minute With: Matt Rowe". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  11. ^ Sidwells, Chris (12 November 2010). "The Cotswolds with Matt Rowe". Cycling Weekly. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  12. ^ Churchward, Sally (26 February 2013). "Hampshire Olympic cyclist Dani King talks about life after winning gold". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  13. ^ "Dani King accepts track decision and adjusts Rio focus to road". bbc.co.uk. 29 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  14. ^ http://www.roweandking.com
  15. ^ "British Derny Championship and Youth Omnium". WalesOnline. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 19 October 2013.