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July 02, 2015

As a triathlete Luke Durbridge couldn’t really swim, so switching over to pure cycling seemed like the right thing to do. Smart move. Durbo’s been a part of the Orica-GreenEDGE team racing as a pro cyclist for four years and counting.

World tour level cycling for Durbo can be easily summed up with one word – suffering.

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And although his biggest vice is red wine, the craziest thing he’s ever done on a bike is ride naked. We should have asked more questions at this point…

We check in with Durbo to find out more about the lad from Perth who became the first rider to win the Australian elite men’s road race and time trial titles in the same year (2013) before racing in his first Tour de France last year.

Luke’s Recent Results


1st Giro d'Italia - Stage 1 (TTT)

2nd Giro d'italia - Stage 21

3rd Tour Down Under - Stage 1

4th National Championship Australia - Time Trial

7th Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde - General Classification

7th Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde - Stage 3b

10th Giro d'Italia - Stage 14 (TT)

15th National Championship Australia - Road Race

17th Strade Bianche


1st Oceania Championships – Road Race

1st Giro d’Italia – Stage 1 (TTT)

2nd UCI Road Cycling World Championships – Team Time Trial

2nd National Championships Australia- Time Trial

2nd VDK-Driedaagse de Panne-Koksijde – General Classification

2nd Tirreno-Adriatico – Stage 1 (TTT)

4th VDK-Driedaagse de Panne-Koksijde – Stage 3

8th Oceania Championships – Time Trial

8th Tirreno-Adriatico – Youth Classification

9th Commonwealth Games – Time Trial

10th Tour Down Under – Youth Classification

10th Tirreno-Adriatico – Stage 7

11th VDK-Driedaagse de Panne-Koksijde – Points Classification

13th VDK-Driedaagse de Panne-Koksijde – Stage 1

17th Tour de France – Youth Classification

18th VDK-Driedaagse de Panne-Koksijde – Stage 2

19th Tour de France – Stage 20

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1st National Championships Australia – Road Race

1st National Championships Australia – Time Trial

1st Duo Normand

1st Circuit Cycliste Sarthe – Pays de la Loire – Stage 3

2nd UCI Road Cycling World Championships – Team Time Trial

2nd Tour du Poitou Charentes – Youth Classification

5th Tour du Poitou Charentes – Stage 4

6th Tour du Poitou Charentes – General Classification

6th Giro d’Italia – Stage 8

7th Driedaagse de Panne-Koksijde – General Classification

9th Giro d’Italia – Stage 2 (TTT)

9th Driedaagse de Panne-Koksijde – Stage 3

12th Eneco Tour – Stage 5

15th Tour du Poitou Charentes – Stage 3

17th Tour Down Under – Youth Classification

20th Tour de Romandie – Youth Classification