UCI Worlds: Quotes from Luke Durbridge

Flash quotes from Luke Durbridge (AUS) taken on the hot seat immediately after he finished the men’s under‐23 time trial at the 2010 UCI Road World Championships:

On whether he could have given any more in the time trial, and on the Championships course:
“No. It’s a really funny sort of time trial. I’m used to cruising out at 40 to 50 kilometres an hour and you’re going 18 to 19 kilometres an hour up the hill and it just feels so hard.”

On his tactics for the time trial:
“I planned on the first lap doing just what I had to, and the second lap just bringing it home, and it worked well. I worked really hard with (Cycling Australia national under‐23 men’s road coach) James Victor throughout the whole year, and I just went out there and executed it, I couldn’t have done any more.”

On his hopes for a podium finish:
“We’ll see how I go, it’s a long wait, hopefully I’ll wait here the whole time, it could be a 40 minute wait but I don’t mind waiting!”

On racing in front of his home crowd at the Championships:
“It was really good, it was awesome to have all the Aussies out there screaming for you.”

UCI Worlds U23 Time Trial Taylor Phinney, Luke Durbridge, Marcel Kittel
2nd Luke Durbridge (AUS), 1st Taylor Phinney (USA), 3rd Marcel Kittel (GER)

Photos : Sirotti



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