Luke Durbridge replaces Jack Haig on Australia's Olympic Games team

MALAUCENE FRANCE JULY 07 Luke Durbridge of Australia and Team BikeExchange in breakaway during the 108th Tour de France 2021 Stage 11 a 1989km km stage from Sorgues to Malaucne LeTour TDF2021 on July 07 2021 in Malaucene France Photo by Tim de WaeleGetty Images
Luke Durbridge (Team BikeExchange) in the breakaway during stage 11 of the Tour de France 2021 (Image credit: Getty Images Sport)

Luke Durbridge has been named as the replacement for the injured Jack Haig in the four-man Australian squad taking on the 234 kilometre road race at the Tokyo Olympic Games on July 24.

The 30 year old Durbridge, a five-time national champion across the time trial and road race, will be making his Olympics debut as he lines up alongside Richie Porte, two-time time trial world champion Rohan Dennis and Lucas Hamilton on a course that tackles 4,865 metres of vertical ascent.

“As ever, the selection was made difficult by the depth of talent available in the Australian men’s road ranks, and the withdrawal of Cameron Meyer for personal reasons and Jack Haig for medical reasons,” said Simon Jones, Australian Cycling Team’s Performance Director. 

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