Luke Durbridge extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott: I have grown up with this team
Nov 08 2018 07:51 pm CET

Luke Durbridge extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott: I have grown up with this team
Luke Durbridge extends contract with Mitchelton-Scott: I have grown up with this team
Mitchelton-Scott

Luke Durbridge has extended his contract with Mitchelton-Scott. The two-time Australian champion will remain at the formation at least until 2020.

The rider made a step up to the WorldTour with the team in 2012 and has proven to be of great support at classics and Grand Tours. "I am really excited to re-sign with Mitchelton-Scott," the Australian commented. "Our team has changed a lot over the years, we started out with a core group of Australians alongside some Europeans and we were more of a one-day race/Classics style team and we had some great success with that formula.

"Now we’re transitioning into a GC team as we saw with the win in the Vuelta and for me I think it really suits my role as a rider, especially in the back end of the season, to support our GC guys to what I hope will be more victories and Grand Tour success."

Durbridge is also ready for the team to make more of a difference at the Spring campaign. "Personally, my focus hasn’t really changed, and I’m still really focused in the early season Classics and I feel that next year we can really step up," he explained. "We have a relatively young group, but it’s a very strong one and I think we can achieve a lot over those Spring races.

"For the Tour de France and other Grand Tours, I’ll be slipping back into more of a domestique role and focus on my team time trialling and supporting the Esteban and the Yates brothers - which I am really excited about. All in all, I am just really happy to have seen and been a part of the transition and development of this team from the very start until now. I have grown up with this team, I treat it as my family and hopefully, I can repay some of the faith the team has shown in me by achieving some good results over the next two years."
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