Luke Durbridge

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Luke Durbridge
Luke Durbridge, 2013 Tour Down Under (cropped).jpg
Durbridge at the 2013 Tour Down Under
Personal information
Full name Luke Durbridge
Nickname Turbo Durbo
Born (1991-04-09) April 9, 1991 (age 23)
Greenmount, Western Australia, Australia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)[1]
Team information
Current team Orica-GreenEDGE
Discipline Track and road
Role Rider
Rider type Time Trialist
Professional team(s)
2010–2011
2012–
Team Jayco-Skins
GreenEDGE
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
1 TTT stage (2014)

Stage races

Circuit de la Sarthe (2012)
Tour du Poitou-Charentes (2012)

Single-Day Races and Classics

Under-23 World Time Trial Championships (2011)
Duo Normand (2012, 2013)
National Road Race Championships (2013)
National Time Trial Championships (2012, 2013)
National Under-23 Time Trial Championships (2011)
Infobox last updated on
3 June 2014

Luke Durbridge (born 9 April 1991) is an Australian road and track cyclist specialising in the individual time trial, road races, and various track cycling events.[2][3] On the road he rides for the Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team.[4] 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]

Early career[edit]

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 career[edit]

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 team-mate 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 Cycliste Sarthe despite being left with only two team-mates 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]

Career highlights[edit]

[13]

2006
2nd Under-17 Pairs Time Trial, Queensland
2007
1st Under-17 Team Pursuit, New South Wales
2nd Under-17 Individual Pursuit, New South Wales
2nd Under-17 Pairs Time Trial, Queensland
2008
World Junior Track Championships
1st Team pursuit
3rd Points race
4th Individual pursuit
1st Team Pursuit 2008–09 UCI Track World Cup
1st Under-19 Road Race, New South Wales
1st Under-19 Team Pursuit, New South Wales
3rd Under-19 Individual Pursuit, New South Wales
3rd Under-19 Individual Time Trial, New South Wales
4th Under-19 Madison, New South Wales
2009
Junior Track World Championships
1st Madison
2nd Team pursuit
1st Under-19 World Time Trial Championships
Junior Oceania Track Championships
1st Team pursuit
2nd Individual pursuit
2nd Points race
1st Team pursuit National Track Championships
Junior National Road Championships
1st Individual time trial
4th Road race
2nd Individual pursuit National Junior Track Championships
1st Team Pursuit, 2009–10 UCI Track World Cup
Australian Youth Olympic Festival
1st Team pursuit
3rd Individual pursuit
2010
1st Overall Mersey Valley Tour
1st Prologue (ITT)
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2nd World Under-23 Time Trial Championships
National Track Championships
2nd Team pursuit
2nd Points race
4th Omnium
2nd National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
3rd Commonwealth Games Time Trial
2011
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Under 23 World Time Trial Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Under-23 Time Trial Championships
1st Team Pursuit Track World Championships
1st Points Race National Track Championships
1st Chrono Champenois
Olympia's Tour
1st Prologue (ITT) & Stage 5
2012
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Time Trial Championships[9]
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
1st Jersey blue.svg Young rider classification
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification
1st Duo Normand (with Svein Tuft)
1st Prologue Critérium du Dauphiné
3rd Men's Team Time Trial UCI Road World Championships
5th Overall Eneco Tour
1st Stage 2 (TTT)
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2013
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Road Race Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG National Time Trial Championships
1st Duo Normand (with Svein Tuft)
1st Bay Classic Series, Portarlington Criterium
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Circuit de la Sarthe
2nd World Team Time Trial Championships
6th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2014
1st Oceania Road Race Championships
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
Held Jersey white.svg after Stage 1
2nd National Time Trial Championships
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Luke Durbridge". Orica-GreenEDGE. GreenEDGE Cycling. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Luke Durbridge". Team Jayco-Skins. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "Luke Durbridge". Cycling Australia. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "Orica-GreenEDGE (OGE) – AUS". UCI World Tour. Union Cycliste Internationale. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  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. ^ a b 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. 
  13. ^ "Luke Durbridge – Results". Team Jayco-Skins. Retrieved 11 September 2011. 

External links[edit]

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