Date of Birth: 05/12/1988
Place of Birth: Sutton, Surrey, United Kingdom
2013 Team: Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling
Disciplines: Track and Road Cycling
Joanna Rowsell was born on the 5th December 1988 in Sutton, United Kingdom. Jo immediately showed potential on the bike and was scouted by the British Cycling’s Talent Team program whilst still at school in 2004.
Her early success began on the track when she won the individual pursuit at the British Track National Championships in 2005 and 2006. Rowsell continued to excel on the track, particularly in the team pursuit, with multiple World and European titles. Her biggest career win to date came last August at the 2012 London Olympics when she won gold in the team pursuit in an impressive new World Record time.
Jo has been racing with British club teams to prove that she is also a strong rider on the road. She has claimed a number of wins in Belgium Kermesses, is a previous winner of the British National Women’s Series competition and has placed third at the British National Road Championships.
2012 Olympic Track Champion Teams Pursuit
2012 World Track Champion Teams Pursuit
2012 British National Track Champion Teams Pursuit
2011 European Track Champion Teams Pursuit
2011 British National Track Champion Teams Pursuit
2011 British National Track Champion Individual Pursuit
2009 World Track Champion Teams Pursuit
2008 World Track Champion Teams Pursuit
2008 European U23 Track Champion Teams Pursuit
Blog: Final Training Camp Before Racing Begins
By Joanna Rowsell Continuing my winter of road training I escaped the cold weather in the...