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INEOS Grenadiers captain, Luke Rowe, has announced his retirement following an injury

INEOS Grenadiers captain, Luke Rowe, has announced his retirement following an injury

Friday, May 3, 2024 at 12:27 pm

Welshman Luke Roy will retire from racing at the end of the year. The 34-year-old has spent his entire career – thirteen seasons – at the highest level with INEOS Grenadiers and its predecessors.

Rowe received a two-season contract extension at the end of last year – until the end of 2025 – but another incident during the E3 Saxo Classic forced Rowe to move his retirement date forward by one season. Rowe suffered a concussion there.

“I’ve had a fantastic career and have no regrets. “But the last 18 months have been difficult in many ways, and with my recent fall and resulting injury, it feels like the right time to call it quits, return to Wales and spend more time with my family.”

Completion of a tour of Britain
“I have so many great memories and I loved every part of being a professional cyclist. I was very lucky to have spent the thirteen years as a professional cyclist with one team, a team that supported me 100 percent, in the good times and the bad. Their dedication and support of their riders is second class Universal and that’s part of the reason I would never want to ride for anyone else.

Rowe is now focusing on his recovery, but still wants to play this season. “Together with the team and doctors, we are trying to get back on the bike. I still have the rest of the season to go and I would love to race again – the British Tour is my dream race to finish. It will be very special to finish my riding career in front of the fans at home.

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