Giro d'Italia
Stage 21: Toreno to Milano - Stage Details

Former Australian champion Luke Durbridge has finished second on the final stage of the Giro d’Italia having attacked as part of a duo to spice up the last day of racing.

The three-week Tour was expected to wrap up in a bunch sprint today and for the first 150km that looked to be the case.

But eager to get amongst the action for one last time, ORICA-GreenEDGE sent Durbridge up the road, alongside Iljo Keisse (Ettix – Quickstep), on the local finishing circuits.

With punctures and a lack of organisation in the peloton, and the teamwork and determination shown by the lead duo, they held off the chase, Keisse the victor.

“We were always going to try,” sport director Matt White said. “We tried, and it very nearly came off.”

Read the full final report here.

Results

Place Rider/Team Time
1 Iljo Keisse (BEL) - Etixx - Quick-Step 4:18:37
2 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
3 Roger Kluge (GER) - IAM Cycling 0:00:09
4 Alexander Porsev (RUS) - Team Katusha 0:00:09
5 Giacomo Nizzolo (ITA) - TrekRacing 0:00:09
6 Luka Mezgec (SLO) - Team Giant-Alpecin 0:00:09
7 Elia Viviani (ITA) - Team Sky 0:00:09
8 Moreno Hofland (NED) - Team LottoNL-Jumbo 0:00:09
9 Davide Appollonio (ITA) - Androni Giocattoli 0:00:09
10 Elia Favilli (ITA) - Southeast Pro Cycling 0:00:09
Place Mitchelton-SCOTT Riders Time
2 Luke Durbridge (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE ST
50 Esteban Chaves (COL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:18
55 Simon Clarke (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:18
73 Sam Bewley (NZL) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:00:45
106 Pieter Weening (NED) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:01:17
156 Brett Lancaster (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:03:42
163 Michael Hepburn (AUS) - ORICA-GreenEDGE 0:06:31