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"I was a little tired after the Tour Down Under but I've had a bit of a break after that and then I've built back up quite well so I'm looking forward to seeing where my form is at," Luke Durbridge of Orica-GreenEDGE t...

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20.02.2014 @ 21:42 Posted by Aleksandra Górska

Luke Durbridge of Orica-GreenEDGE wants to make amends for his near miss at the last national Australian TT championships lost to his team-mate Michael Hepburn, as he is eager to claim a victory in the coming Oceania Championships’ time trial.


After Durbridge was denied to claim a third consecutive national championship title in January, he rode in the support of Simon Gerrans at the Santos Tour Down Under where he played an important role in the overall victory of the more experienced Australian.

"I was a little tired after the Tour Down Under but I've had a bit of a break after that and then I've built back up quite well so I'm looking forward to seeing where my form is at," Durbridge told Cyclingnews. 

"I haven't done anything necessarily to test where it is so I'll have to wait and see where it is tomorrow. I'm feeling quite good and confident about tomorrow."

Durbridge expects himself to excel on the Oceania Championships’ time trial route, as the course is perfectly suited to his characteristics.

"The course is quite good, it's one that will suite me. They're going to be quite hard and dead roads on the way to the turnaround then on the way back it's going to be pretty fast with a tailwind."

After cbeing victorious in both time trial and road race in the 2013 national championships, Durbridge had a very rare occasion to wear the Orica-GreenEDGE jersey only during the few team time trials. This year, however, he will be forced to sport the green and navy team outfit whole season long

"It's alright, it could be quite good. The last two years I've ridden with the national jersey which has been very special but you can never take that for granted. There are a few mistakes that I made at nationals which I want to go out and make amends for."

"There always be someone there who wants to take it off you. I think it's been good for my motivation levels and also my 'hungry' levels in sense of trying to get back the jersey. It's a healthy competition."

After a long sting in Australia, to be concluded with the coming Oceania Championships, Durbridge looks forward to kick off his season of racing in Europe.

"I think that's why, after that there was a bit of a low point. I did the bay crits, nationals and TDU so I was a bit drained and felt 'ah, ok that's a bit of a low because it was such a big high' but I'm looking forward to capping it off with Oceanias and then heading off to Europe."



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