Luke Durbridge, Giro d'Italia 2013

Luke Durbridge (Orica-GreenEdge) placed third behind Alex Dowsett (Movistar) as provisional best in the Giro d'Italia time trail in Saltara today. He failed to win, as he has in many other tests, but gained valuable experience that he will take into his second year and behind.

"For sure, it counts as experience. This year, this first half of the year since the nationals has been pretty much about experience," Durbridge told Cycling Weekly. "If I finish the Giro I've done more race days than I did for the entire last year in my debut. Paris-Roubaix, the Giro and a lot of classics ... these are my goals."

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