Luke Durbridge and Svein Tuft delivered a record-breaking ride in Normandy to clinch back-to-back titles at Duo Normand. The pair bested trade teammates Michael Hepburn and Jens Mouris in the unique two-man time trial.
Durbridge and Tuft covered the 54.5km course in 1:04:10, 1’20 ahead of Hepburn and Mouris. They stopped the clock 37” quicker than the long-standing course record of 1:04:47 set by Jens Voigt and Chris Boardman in 1999, riding together for what was then Crédit Agricole.
“It was definitely the goal to break the record today. It’s a great way to finish off things. We knew we could have a better ride than we did last year, and we came out here and did exactly that.” - Luke Durbridge
“Jens and I were super happy with our ride today. The time we did was around the mark that normally wins this race but Durbo and Svein were on an absolute blinder today. We’re in good spirits running one-two.” - Michael Hepburn