Luke Durbridge

Michael Matthews takes first career Tour de France stage win, Froome retains GC lead

Australian Michael Matthews (Orica-BikeExchange) took his first career stage win at the Tour de France out of a breakaway on stage 10 in Revel Tuesday. The finish saw the top two finishers at the world championships in 2015, Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Matthews, battle it out for the stage victory. And though there was no …


By the numbers: How Orica-GreenEdge controlled the Tour Down Under

It’s fair to say Orica-GreenEdge had a great Tour Down Under. With four stage wins out of a possible six, victory in the points classification and, of course, the race overall, the Australian squad stood head and shoulders above all others at the season’s first WorldTour race. And while it was Simon Gerrans and Caleb …


Contador seals second Giro d’Italia success in Milan, Keisse beats Durbridge in two man sprint for final stage

Finishing safely in the main bunch 18 seconds after Iljo Keisse (Etixx-QuickStep) beat breakaway companion Luke Durbridge (Orica GreenEdge) to take the final stage, Alberto Contador took the overall victory in the Giro d’Italia and, with it, the seventh Grand Tour title of his career. Contador had no complications on the final stage and rolled …


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: UCI still waiting for Padova file from CONI, keen to see any relevant Astana information; Jack Bobridge to attempt the Hour Record; Rohan Dennis declares hour record bid – “It is within reach”; Renshaw, Meersman, Bouet and Velits amongst Etixx – QuickStep team for Santos …


Luke Durbridge’s Giro d’Italia TTT SRM numbers

The 2014 Giro d’Italia opened with a 21.7km Team Time Trial in Belfast, Ireland and Orica-GreenEDGE took the fastest time at 24:42, just 5 seconds ahead of Omega Pharma – Quick-Step and BMC racing coming in 2 seconds after that. Today SRM sent us Luke Durbridge’s power file to look behind a winning team time …


What Does It Take To Win At The Bay Crits?

The Bay Crits are touted as the hardest criterium series in the World. Stacked fields, short and technical circuits, and hot weather give merit to this claim. I’ve race them before and I’ve never been so challenged before in a bike race. It’s a game of “last man standing” and most riders don’t even finish …


Top 5 Time Trial Tips with Luke Durbridge

Luke Durbridge is being compared to Fabian Cancellara and has some early career palmares to justify this. Both were extremely successful in the U23 time trials and you can already see glimpses of genius in prologues for Durbridge. In his first year as a professional he beat Wiggins in the Critérium du Dauphiné prologue and …


The Bike Lane :: Season 1, Episode 3

We’re in the midst of a Golden Era of Australian cycling and in Episode 3 of the Bike Lane, Matt Keenan, Scott McGrory and I chat about the same things you’re talking about; The pending Oprah interview with Lance Armstrong; Climbing tips with Simon Clarke; Should the Nationals stay in Ballarat?; recap on the National …


Durbridge Does The Double

It’s been another eventful week of racing here in Australia with the 2013 National Championships coming to a close yesterday. GreenEDGE cleaned up in the Elite women’s and men’s events and twenty-one year old Luke Durbridge was the star of the weekend by taking home both the ITT and Road Race titles. He’s the first …


Backstage Pass With Durbo

Follow Sports director Matt Wilson and Robbie McEwen for all the action in and out of the team car as 21 year old Luke Durbridge wins his first Elite Men Australian Road title in front of a huge crowd in Buningyong Victoria.


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