ORICA-GreenEDGE Announces 2014 Tour de France Roster

ORICA-GreenEDGE has announced its nine rider squad for the 2014 Tour de France. More than half the squad make their Tour debut with five first timers. The remaining four were part of the successful team that scored two stage wins and a four day stint in the yellow jersey last year. "This year we are going to the Tour without a sprinter for the flat stages and will be targeting numerous … [Read more...]

Luke Durbridge and Svein Tuft Win Duo Normand

Luke Durbridge and Svein Tuft handily won the Duo Normand, besting the Sky duo of Alex Dowsett and Luke Rowe by over a minute in the two-man time trial in Normandy. "It's a unique event in that it's the only two-man time trial we race during the entire season," said Durbridge "It's a good event for me and Svein. We've both had really good seasons, and we're happy to have finished it off this … [Read more...]

Luke Durbridge Wins Poitou Charentres Overall

Luke Durbridge won the overall at the Tour de Poitou Charentres after moving into the leader's jersey on the stage four individual time trial. The neo-pro has won four individual time trials, two of which have set the scene for general classification victories, this season. "It was a super, super hard stage today," said Durbridge. "Winning after a stage like that makes me feel like the team … [Read more...]

Luke Durbridge Wins Poitou Charentres Time Trial

Luke Durbridge won the stage four time trial at the Tour de Poitou Charentres in La Roche Posay. The Australian National Time Trial champion posted a time nine seconds faster than Jérémy Roy (FDJ-Big Mat) in second place, covering the 22.1 kilometer course in 26:30, to move into the race lead. It is the fourth individual time trial win for the neo-pro this year. "The time trial was … [Read more...]

Australia’s Durbridge Wins Dauphine Prologue

by Jean Montois GRENOBLE, France, June 3, 2012 (AFP) - Australia's Luke Durbridge, riding for Orica-GreenEdge, edged Britain's triple Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins to win the 5.7 kilometer Dauphine Libre prologue around here on Sunday. The 21-year-old junior world time trial champion and national time trial champion crossed the line one second up on Wiggins in the race against … [Read more...]

Luke Durbridge Wins Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Overall

Third Stage Race Victory for GreenEDGE Luke Durbridge took his first professional overall victory at the 2012 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe. In what was only his third professional race, his second in Europe, Durbridge won the individual time trial on Wednesday to move into the race lead. Down to only three riders, GreenEDGE successfully defended Durbridge's lead during the remaining road stages. … [Read more...]

Luke Durbridge Wins Circuit Cycliste Sarthe Time Trial

First Professional Win in Europe Puts Durbridge in Race Lead Luke Durbridge took his first professional European win at Circuit Cycliste Sarthe. It was a double day of racing in France with a morning road stage preceding an afternoon time trial. The Australian National Time Trial Champion covered the 6.8 kilometer course in 8:15 to average 49.398 kilometers/hour and win the stage by eight … [Read more...]

Durbridge Wins U23 Time Trial Gold For Australia

COPENHAGEN, Sept 19, 2011 - Australian Luke Durbridge produced a stunning ride to claim under-23 men's time trial gold at the road world championships on Monday. Durbridge, who finished second in the event last year in Geelong, Australia, clocked a winning time of 42min 47.13sec for the 35.2 km course to push local hope Rasmus Christian Quaade down into second place. Another … [Read more...]

Phinney Wins U-23 World Time Trial Title

Written by: Justin Davis (AFP) GEELONG, Australia - American Taylor Phinney added another world title to his growing list with a narrow victory in the men's under-23 time trial at the world road race cycling championships on Wednesday. In the first event of the five-day championships, two-time world individual pursuit champion Phinney took the gold medal in a winning time of … [Read more...]

Australia Beat Britain In World Cup Team Pursuit

MELBOURNE, Nov 20, 2009 (AFP) – An untried Australian combination rode one of the fastest teams pursuit times here to beat arch-rivals Britain in the Melbourne World Cup round on Friday. Cameron Meyer, Rohan Dennis, Michael Hepburn and Luke Durbridge clocked three minutes 59.599 seconds to win the gold medal ride-off. The British, who broke Australia’s world record to win the teams … [Read more...]