Rider Profile Luke O’Donovan

Rider Profile Luke O’Donovan


Age 17
2nd Year Junior
Lives in Slieverue, Co.Kilkenny
Goes to the Abbey School in Ferrybank

Why and when did you take up cycling – My uncle Enda Walsh got me interested in the sport, he was cycling for a few years before and he thought I’d enjoy it. I took it up in 2011.

When and why did you join Comeraghcc – I joined the club 2 years ago after doing some youth racing, Sinead snapped me up as soon as she saw me!

What has been your favourite moment since you took up cycling. – Favourite moment since I took up cycling has got to be 150 metres from the line in the Dungarvan open race 2014 before 9 other guys came past as I blew up (least favourite moment).

What is your favourite race locally – That has to be the Visit Nenagh Classic early in the year. Even though I was well off my best going into it this year I feel like it’s a race I could do well in.

What is your favourite internationl race – Paris-Roubaix, a race for men.
Who is your favourite cyclist – Mark Cavendish/Tony Martin.
What is your favourite film – All of the Lord Of the Rings trilogy, don’t make me pick!

What is the last book you read – ‘It’s not about the bike’ by Lance Armstrong (ha, fooled you).

What kind of music do you listen to – All types really, rock, pop, blues, rap, classical.

What do you do for fun (Not on the bike) – Recovery and hanging out with my friends. I buy and I eat food. I then proceed home where I eat said food. Then I text my coach Tommy Fanning and tell him how training has gone. My life really is that simple.

What are your expectations for the Junior Tour and the week ahead. – 1 word, survive.