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Luke Durbridge (born 9 April 1991) is an Australian road and track cyclist, who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam Mitchelton–Scott.[2] Durbridge specialises in the individual time trial, road races, and various track cycling events.[3][4]

Luke Durbridge
Luke Durbridge, 2013 Tour Down Under (cropped).jpg
Durbridge at the 2013 Tour Down Under
Personal information
Full nameLuke Durbridge
NicknameTurbo Durbo
Born (1991-04-09) 9 April 1991 (age 28)
Greenmount, Western Australia, Australia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 1 12 in)[1]
Weight78 kg (172 lb; 12 st 4 lb)[1]
Team information
Current teamMitchelton–Scott
DisciplineTrack and road
RoleRider
Rider typeClassics specialist
Time Trialist
Professional team(s)
2010–2011Team Jayco-Skins
2012–GreenEDGE
Major wins
Grand Tours
Giro d'Italia
2 TTT stages (2014, 2015)

Single-Day Races and Classics

National Road Race Championships (2013)
National Time Trial Championships (2012, 2013, 2019)

As well as winning the 2012 Australian National Time Trial Championships, Durbridge won both the time trial and the Australian National Road Race Championships in 2013. As a result, he became the first rider to win both titles in the same year at an elite level,[5] Jonathan Hall had previously won both in 1997 but not at an elite level.[6]

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Early careerEdit

Durbridge was born in Greenmount, Western Australia, and started cycling at 14 years of age, competing in triathlons. In 2009 he became the World Junior Individual Time Trial Champion at the UCI U19 Road World Championships in Moscow, Russia, also winning gold in the World Junior Madison Championship at the UCI U19 Track World Championships that same year. In 2010 he became the youngest ever medal winner in the U23 Individual time trial event of the UCI Road World Championships.

Professional road careerEdit

Durbridge joined the GreenEDGE team ahead of the 2012 season, which coincided with him being dropped from the Australian track team.[7][8] After winning the under-23 national time trial title in 2011, Durbridge became the elite national champion in January 2012,[9] beating teammate and two-time defending champion Cameron Meyer by almost seven seconds. His first professional win came in April 2012, taking the overall title at the Circuit de la Sarthe despite being left with only two teammates for the final stage.[10] In June he unexpectedly won the prologue of the Critérium du Dauphiné, beating Bradley Wiggins and world time trial champion Tony Martin.[11] He subsequently finished fifth in the Eneco Tour before taking his second general classification win of the year at the 2.1-category Tour du Poitou-Charentes.[12]

Major resultsEdit

2008
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st   Team pursuit
3rd   Points race
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Cup
2009
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st   Madison
2nd   Team pursuit
1st   Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
1st   Team pursuit, National Track Championships
National Junior Road Championships
1st   Time trial
4th Road race
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Cup
2010
1st   Overall Mersey Valley Tour
1st Prologue
1st Memorial Davide Fardelli
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2nd   Time trial, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
National Track Championships
2nd   Team pursuit
2nd   Points race
2nd Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
3rd   Time trial, Commonwealth Games
3rd Chrono Champenois
2011
1st   Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st   Time trial, UCI Road World Under-23 Championships
1st   Time trial, National Under-23 Road Championships
1st   Points race, National Track Championships
1st Chrono Champenois
3rd Memorial Davide Fardelli
7th Overall Olympia's Tour
1st Prologue & Stage 5 (ITT)
2012
1st   Time trial, National Road Championships
1st   Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
1st   Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st   Young rider classification
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st Prologue Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Duo Normand (with Svein Tuft)
3rd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
5th Overall Eneco Tour
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2013
National Road Championships
1st   Road race
1st   Time trial
1st Duo Normand (with Svein Tuft)
1st Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Circuit de la Sarthe
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
6th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2014
1st   Road race, Oceania Road Championships
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
Held   after Stage 1
2nd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
9th Time trial, Commonwealth Games
2015
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
4th Time trial, National Road Championships
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2016
1st Duo Normand (with Svein Tuft)
3rd   Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
6th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2017
1st Stage 3b (ITT) Three Days of De Panne
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Dwars door Vlaanderen
4th E3 Harelbeke
6th Strade Bianche
2018
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
  Combativity award Stage 18 Tour de France
2019
National Road Championships
1st   Time trial
4th Road race
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Tirreno–Adriatico
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Czech Cycling Tour

Grand Tour general classification results timelineEdit

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
  Giro d'Italia 142 DNF 109 78
  Tour de France 122 151 112 DNF 118 109
  Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Luke Durbridge". Orica–GreenEDGE. GreenEDGE Cycling. Retrieved 3 January 2014.
  2. ^ "Mitchelton-Scott finalise 25-rider roster for 2019". Cyclingnews.com. Immediate Media Company. 15 November 2018. Retrieved 3 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Luke Durbridge". Team Jayco-Skins. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Luke Durbridge". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 1 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Dominant Durbridge adds road race gold to time trial success". VeloNation. VeloNation LLC. 13 January 2013. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  6. ^ "Australian Road Championships: Men's and Women's Road Race – Perth, November 8, 1997". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 8 November 1997. Retrieved 13 January 2013. He came 8th in the World ITT Championships in San Sebastian recently, won the ITT Championship last Wednesday and today won the Road Championship.
  7. ^ Kogoy, Peter (5 April 2012). "Luke Durbridge finds road to his liking". The Australian. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  8. ^ "GreenEdge completes 2012 roster with Durbridge, Hepburn". Cycling News. Future Publishing Limited. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  9. ^ Vaughan, Roger (10 January 2012). "Durbridge wins, Bobridge in hospital". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Australian Associated Press. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  10. ^ Kogoy, Peter (7 April 2012). "Three-man GreenEDGE team scores at Circuit Cycliste Sarthe". The Australian. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  11. ^ "Durbridge wins Dauphine prologue". ABC News. 4 June 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012.
  12. ^ "Durbridge wins Poitou-Charentes". Sky News Australia. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Luke Durbridge at Wikimedia Commons