Durbridge and Juul-Jensen spearhead Mitchelton-Scott squad for Strade Bianche

Luke Durbridge (Mitchelton-Scott) tries an attack

Mitchelton-Scott 's Luke Durbridge and Chris Juul-Jensen will lead their team on the gravel roads of the Strade Bianche on Saturday, with both riders taking the confidence into the race that previous top 10s there gives them. Durbridge finished sixth in 2017, while his Danish teammate, Juul-Jensen, was just a place behind him the same year in seventh. Decent results at the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad last weekend [23rd and 34th, respectively] also confirms them as protected riders for Strade Bianche, and they'll be backed up on the white roads by recent Herald Sun Tour stage winner Nick Schultz , veteran Brent Bookwalter, and youngsters Callum Scotson, Rob Stannard and Edoardo Affini. "I'm really looking forward to it, as it's a beautiful race, and one that I've gone well at in the past," Durbridge said on the Mitchelton-Scott website. "It's a new race that hasn't been around for very long, but ...

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