Luke Durbridge reflects on a 'tough year'

Luke Durbridge, Tour of Beijing 2013

Luke Durbridge (Orica-GreenEdge) had a reality-check season. The second-year Aussie professional, after winning eight times in 2012, struggled while learning lessons for next year.

"This year has been tough as times," the 22-year-old told Cycling Weekly. "I thought that when you step into the pro circuit and have that many pro victories that it'd just go like that for ever!"

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.