Rowe bounces back at Gent-Wevelgem after 'massive fail' at E3

Luke Rowe on the attack at Gent-Wevelgem

Two days after – in his own words – getting his "head kicked in" at the E3 BinckBank Classic, Luke Rowe ( Team Sky ) bounced back in style on Sunday with an aggressive display in a memorable edition of Gent-Wevelgem . Hopes were high for the Welshman this spring – whose 2018 Classics campaign was derailed by a fractured leg the previous summer – after a strong showing at Paris-Nice in early March. However, he admitted he was off the pace at the E3 , where he finished 54th and offered "no excuses" for his display. At Gent-Wevelgem, despite only finishing 18th, it was a different story entirely. He made it into an elite 18-rider breakaway that formed up by the North Sea coast after just 50km, and made a huge solo effort in the last 50km to bridge back up to the four that had gone clear from ...

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