Durbridge on the attack in final week at Giro

Australian road champion Luke Durbridge made himself known to the tifosi and peloton by going in the day-long break on the 214km stage into Vincenza. A gentle nudge from his former Orica GreenEdge teammate turned sports director Julian Dean saw the second-year professional attack from the gun on Stage 17 and after some tussling to break free of the peloton's control it appeared the leading quartet could make it all the way to the finish. Durbridge and co were however, caught on the steeper slopes of final climb up to Crosara.

Thank you for reading 5 articles in the past 30 days*

Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read any 5 articles for free in each 30-day period, this automatically resets

After your trial you will be billed £4.99 $7.99 €5.99 per month, cancel anytime. Or sign up for one year for just £49 $79 €59

Join now for unlimited access

Try your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1