Rowe back on bike three months after breaking leg

Luke Rowe

Luke Rowe was Team Sky’s road captain at the Tour de France

Welsh cyclist Luke Rowe is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a broken leg and was back on his bike on Saturday.

The Team Sky rider, 27, fractured his tibia and fibula while white-water rafting during his brother’s stag party in the Czech capital Prague in August.

Rowe had feared he could be out for a year but tested his leg at the Wales National Velodrome in Newport.

“Big day for me, first time on the pushy for three months,” Rowe tweeted.

“Few clicks on the boards, mega.”

Rowe’s accident happened barely two weeks after he helped fellow Briton Chris Froome win his fourth Tour de France.

In terms of a return to competition, the Cardiff rider said: “I haven’t really set myself a date, a race or a target. I’ve just said get back as soon as I can.

“Everyone knows I’ve got a love for the Classics, but I don’t think it’s realistic to be there, and that’s going to be hard.”

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