Turbo Durbo nears finish of maiden Grand Tour

Luke Durbridge, Tour Down Under 2013, team presentation

Australian national road and time trial champion Luke Durbridge is one a handful of Grand Tour debutants poised to finish the Giro d'Italia on Sunday.

The Giro is one of the hardest races on the calendar and poor weather conditions, which led to the cancellation of today's 19th stage, have made it even more so this season.

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Sophie Smith is an Australian journalist, broadcaster and author of Pain & Privilege: Inside Le Tour. She follows the WorldTour circuit, working for British, Australian and US press, and has covered 10 Tours de France.