Luke Roberts

Luke Roberts ( born January 25, 1977 in Adelaide ) is an Australian racing cyclist. He is a versatile racer and has its strengths in the sprint and short climbs. He lives with his family in Kerpen. Roberts is 181 cm tall and 71 kg.


Since both parents were cyclists, Luke was almost put cycling in the cradle. His first bike race he ran in 1991 at age 13.

In 1994, he was for the first time in the Australian team at the track World Junior Championships, where he won three gold medals and one bronze. After Roberts was appointed regularly to train national team of men and took part in as ten world championships and three Olympic Games. It was founded in 1997 for the price "Australian Road Cyclist of the Year" nomination. In 2004 he won with Australia the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Athens in the team pursuit. Together with Graeme Brown, Brett Lancaster Bradley McGee and he put it with a time of 3:56,610 minutes ( in the semifinals ) to a new world record. Between 2002 and 2004 he was with the Australian team three times world champion in this discipline wheel. In the individual pursuit, he was twice runner-up (2002, 2003) and once occupied the fourth place ( 2004). Overall, he was involved in three world records.

From 2002-2004 he drove for the team ComNet. From 2005-2007 he was with Team CSC for the first time as a professional under contract. On the road, he could also already achieve success; among other things, he won a stage of the 2001 Tour Down Under, 2004, a stage of the Rhineland -Palatinate Tour. In 2005 he took part in the Tour de France for the first time. In 2008 and 2009 he went on the train with the team Kuota - Senge after his return. In 2010, he was - again as a road professional - employed by the Milram team, after its dissolution at the end of the year he first signed a contract with the Australian Pegasus Sports project. This project failed but soon, so Roberts finally found shelter at Saxo Bank SunGard. He is an important aid in the spring classics, sprints and also at Grand Tours.

Roberts began the 2012 season in his native Australia at the Tour Down Under. There he led together with Sergio Paulinho to the team as captain and wanted to achieve a good ranking in the overall standings. On the first four days he managed to stay within striking distance of the top ten. In addition, he was on the second leg in a mine supervisor Print aft and on the fourth stage also in the sprint seventh. However, the next day he could not compete with the best on the " queen stage " of the tour and had to give up so every chance to take a place in the overall standings. He eventually ended the race in 34th finally In February, he stood by the Mediterranean itinerary at the start, when he came in the mass sprints to the first three days each in the top 25.


  • Prolog Istrian Spring Trophy
  • Mountains classification Tour Down Under
  • A stage of the Giro del Capo
  • A three-country tour stage ( stage 4)
  • Third place overall Tour of Bavaria 2006
  • Team Olympic champion 4000 m team pursuit
  • Stage victory Rhineland- Palatinate Tour
  • Team World Champion 4000 - m team pursuit
  • Vice World Champion One - tracking
  • A stage of Tour Down Under

Placement in the Grand Tours


  • 2002 ComNet - Senge
  • 2003 ComNet - Senge
  • 2004 ComNet - Senge
  • 2005 Team CSC
  • 2006 Team CSC
  • 2007 Team CSC
  • 2008 Team Kuota - Senge
  • 2009 Team Kuota - Indeland
  • 2010 Team Milram
  • 2011 Saxo Bank - SunGard
  • 2012 Saxo Bank - Tinkoff Bank
  • 2013 Team Stölting