Luke Durbridge (27) has put his signature under a new contract with Mitchelton-Scott. He is therefore stuck with the Australian WorldTourploeg until the end of 2020.
Durbridge has since 2012 been part of the team (then Orica-GreenEdge was called). The time-trial specialist then is a fixed value in the core for the classics and plays as a servant to his role in the grand tours.
The Australian was in his youth a world champion time trial with the juniors (2009) and promises (2011) and picked up also successes on the piste. On his prize list with the pros are under more of an Australian title on the road (2013) and two against the clock (2012 and 2013), three times the Duo Normand (with Svein Tuft), proloogwinst in the Dauphiné (2012), and ended in the Lap of Sarthe (2012). Last year he won a time trial in the Three days De Panne-Koksijde. (belga)