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Luke Rowe confirms return to racing at Abu Dhabi Tour after career-threatening injury

This article is originally from Cycling Week

The Welshman will head to the Middle East and race for the first time since a career-threatening injury

Luke Rowe wins stage two of the 2017 Jayco Herald Sun Tour (Watson)

Luke Rowe will return to action for Team Sky at the Abu Dhabi Tour in February, racing for the first time since breaking his leg in 25 places last year.

The career-threatening injury, which occurred after Rowe jumped into shallow water on a rafting trip for his brother’s stag do, left the 27-year-old spending the last part of 2017 and the off-season in rehabilitation.

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Rowe posted a message on his Facebook page on Friday confirming he’d be heading to the Middle East for the stage race between February 21-25, saying “I never though I’d be in a position to race at the end of February” considering the diagnosis of the injury, which happened in August.

“A lot of people have asked when I’ll start racing and what I’ll do next, so I though I’d let you know” he said in the video message.

“A lot of the season will be a big question mark. I’m not really sure what will happen for the rest of the season but I know that my first race back will be Abu Dhabi.

“I’m looking forward to getting back with the team. They’ve given me the best support possible and that is part

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