Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde - Race Overview

Australian Luke Durbridge held onto sixth place in the final general classification of Driedaasge De Panne-Koksijde, producing a top ten performance in the individual time trial to seal the result.

Three days of consistent team performances by ORICA-GreenEDGE kept Durbridge in safe positions throughout the most important moments of the race. After spending over 140kilometres in the breakaway with teammate Jens Keukeleire on stage one, Durbridge had the legs and the intelligence to hold on for his second consecutive top ten finish in the race.

The race was won by Lieuwe Westra (Astana) with last year’s winner Alexander Kristoff (Team-Katusha) beaten into second place by only 13seconds. Westra produced a strong time trial that also saw him leapfrog his teammate Alexey Lutrsenko (Astana) to take the overall victory.

Sport director Laurenzo Lapage was happy with how the team performed throughout the three-day race.

“Luke (Durbridge) and the team have been fantastic throughout the race,” said Lapage. “I couldn’t have asked for more from them. Top ten on the general classification for the second year running is a positive result.”

Read the full final report here.

General Classification

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Lieuwe Westra (NED) - Astana Pro Team 12:08:19
2 Alexander Kristoff (NOR) - Team Katusha 0:00:13
3 Alexey Lutsenko (KAZ) - Astana Pro Team 0:00:16
4 Tony Martin (GER) - Etixx - Quick-Step 0:00:35
5 Sylvain Chavanel (FRA) - Direct Energie 0:00:59
6 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:04
7 Stefan Kueng (SWI) - BMC Racing Team 0:01:06
8 Mads Pedersen (DEN) - Stölting Service Group 0:01:19
9 Nils Politt (GER) - Team Katusha
10 Johan Le Bon (FRA) - FDJ
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
6 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:04
73 Magnus Cort Nielsen (DEN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:15:33
97 Svein Tuft (CAN) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:21:28