Joanna Rowsell career profile, results and images

JOANNA ROWSELL
Date of birth: 05/12/1988
From: Cheam
Disciplines: Road; track endurance (individual pursuit, team pursuit)
Team: Wiggle Honda
Previous teams: Olympic Academy (100% ME) Global Racing (2007)
Twitter: @JoannaRowsell

Joanna Rowsell career profile
Like many of the current young riders who have progressed through British Cycling’s development programme, Joanna Rowsell is an excellent road and track rider.

Rowsell originally started cycling in 2003 when she was spotted by the British Cycling talent team. Originally intending just to get out of a maths lesson, Rowsell soon discovered that she had enormous potential.

Junior pursuit titles on the track in 2005 and 2006 augured well for her progression and she also began to shine on the road, taking 3rd in the national road race in only her second full season as an amateur.

2008 was Rowsell’s finest season to date, taking a World Championship title in the team pursuit in only her second full season as a senior rider. Rowsell had not even competed in a World Cup event before the Worlds but showed her versatility to readily adapt to a higher level of competition.

Rowsell continued her run of good results, taking four gold medals in the 2008/9 track World Cup and two overall World Cup titles. She then defended her team pursuit title with Wendy Houvenaghel and Lizzie Armitstead and has a glittering career ahead of her.

In February 2012, Rowsell, Trott and King set a new world record in the women’s team pursuit on their way to winning the event at the London round of the 2011-12 Track World Cup. The trio then promptly set a new world record at the Track World Championships in April.

In the London 2012 Games, Rowsell, Trott and King scorched the track to win gold and set a succession of new world records in the team pursuit.

2013 saw Rowsell form part of the European Championship winning team pursuit team, as well as being awarded an MBE.

Joanna Rowsell results
2014
Track world championships; team pursuit
Track world championships; individual pursuit
Commonwealth Games; individual pursuit

2013
Track World Cup, Manchester; team pursuit
Track World Cup, Manchester; individual pursuit
National champion; time trial
European track championships; team pursuit

2012
Track World Cup, London; team pursuit
Track World Cup, London; individual pursuit
Track World Championships; team pursuit
Olympic champion; team pursuit WR

2011
Track World Cup, Manchester, team pursuit
National champion, individual pursuit
National champion, team pursuit
European champion, team pursuit

2009
World champion, team pursuit
Track World Cup, team pursuit overall
Track World Cup, individual pursuit overall
Track World Cup, Copenhagen, team pursuit
Track World Cup, Manchester, team pursuit

2008
World champion, team pursuit
Track World Cup, Manchester, team pursuit gold
Track World Cup, Melbourne, individual pursuit gold
Track World Cup, Melbourne, team pursuit gold

2006
British national women’s road race series

Joanna Rowsell photos
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