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) 9 April 1991 (age 26)
Greenmount, Western Australia, Australia
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)[1]
Team information
Current team Orica–Scott
Discipline Track and road
Role Rider
Rider type Classics specialist
Time Trialist
Professional team(s)
2010–2011 Team Jayco-Skins
2012– GreenEDGE
Major wins

Grand Tours

Giro d'Italia
2 TTT stage (2014, 2015)

Single-Day Races and Classics

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

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–Scott 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 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 Cycliste 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]

Career achievements[edit]

Major results[edit]

2008
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Points race
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Cup
2009
UCI Junior Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Madison
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
1st Jersey rainbow chrono.svg Time trial, UCI Junior Road World Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Team pursuit, National Track Championships
National Junior Road Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Time trial
4th Road race
1st Gold medal blank.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Cup
2010
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Mersey Valley Tour
1st Prologue
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Thüringen Rundfahrt der U23
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
National Track Championships
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team pursuit
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Points race
2nd Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Time trial, Commonwealth Games
2011
1st Jersey rainbow.svg Team pursuit, UCI Track World Championships
1st Jersey rainbow chrono.svg Time trial, UCI Road World Under–23 Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Time trial, National Under–23 Road Championships
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Points race, National Track Championships
Olympia's Tour
1st Prologue & Stage 5
1st Chrono Champenois
2012
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Time trial, National Road Championships
1st Jersey yellow.svg Overall Circuit de la Sarthe
1st Jersey blue.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 3 (ITT)
1st Jersey white.svg Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
1st Jersey orange.svg Young rider classification
1st Stage 4 (ITT)
1st Prologue Critérium du Dauphiné
1st Duo Normand (with Svein Tuft)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg 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 MaillotAustralia.PNG Road race
1st MaillotAustralia.PNG Time trial
1st Duo Normand (with Svein Tuft)
1st Bay Classic Series
1st Stage 3 (ITT) Circuit de la Sarthe
2nd Silver medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
6th Overall Tour du Poitou-Charentes
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2014
1st OceaniaChampionJersey.png Road race, Oceania Road Championships
Giro d'Italia
1st Stage 1 (TTT)
Held Jersey white.svg after Stage 1
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
2nd Overall Three Days of De Panne
2015
1st Stage 1 (TTT) Giro d'Italia
7th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2016
1st Duo Normand (with Svein Tuft)
3rd Bronze medal blank.svg Team time trial, UCI Road World Championships
6th Overall Three Days of De Panne
2017
1st Stage 3b Three Days of De Panne
2nd Time trial, National Road Championships
4th Dwars door Vlaanderen
4th E3 Harelbeke
6th Strade Bianche

Grand Tour general classification results timeline[edit]

Grand Tour 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
A pink jersey Giro d'Italia 142 DNF 109
A yellow jersey Tour de France 122 151 112 DNF
A red jersey Vuelta a España
Legend
Did not compete
DNF Did not finish

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. ^ 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 links[edit]

Media related to Luke Durbridge at Wikimedia Commons