Durbridge: Everyone has to raise their game to be like Deceuninck-QuickStep

Mitchelton-Scott's Luke Durbridge at the 2019 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

Mitchelton-Scott battled throughout Opening Weekend but only had Matteo Trentin 's top 10 place in Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad to show for it after the Italian crashed both there and at Sunday's Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne . The European road champion failed to finish the latter race as his former team Deceuninck-QuickStep dominated both races with wins for Zdenek Stybar and Bob Jungels , respectively. Alongside Trentin for the WorldTour team at both races was Luke Durbridge . The Australian made the front groups on both days, and looked to set up Trentin at every possibility. "We've had some bad luck this weekend," Durbridge told Cyclingnews at the conclusion of Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. "Matteo has had two crashes. He came in with really good form, and even when we brought it back to 30 seconds for him today, he crashed. We've made some really good splits, but have just been really unlucky. "For me personally, ...

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