Luke Rowe /

Luke Rowe

Date of Birth

10 March 1990

Sport

Cycling

From

Cardiff

Twitter

@LukeRowe1990

Biography

Cycling is a family affair in the Rowe household. Like Nicole Cooke, he started out with his parents on a tandem. He's now been racing for ten years and now trains mostly in Italy with coach Max Sciandri. His career highlight to date has been winning an Under 23 World Cup race in the Netherlands last season.

He made his European debut as a member of the team pursuit squad that 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.

His brother Matt is also a racing cyclist and his father, Courtney, coaches the Paralympic medallist Simon Richardson.

Luke, who is also part of the British Cycling Academy Programme, travelled to Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games with Team Wales and had a successful 2011 on the road circuit after winning the ZLM Tour and finishing 1st in Stage 7 of the Thuringen Rundfahrt.