Morton ends his solidary and solo Tour five days before

The EF Australian completed the 2021 Tour layout in 18 days, including transfers: 5,510 kilometers and over £ 380,000 raised.


Lachlan Morton is a curious wanderer. 28-year-old Australian, since 2019 belongs to the discipline of Education First. He turned professional in 2011, has raced for the Garmin, Jelly Belly and Dimension Data, and contested a Giro (in 2020) and a Vuelta (in 2017). After staying out of his team's lineup for the Tour, he devised a solidarity adventure: completing the entire race course, including transfers between goals and starts, without assistance, alone and with a sleeping bag. It left Brest on June 26 and arrived at the Champs-Élysées in Paris at 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 13, five days in advance.

In total, 5,510 kilometers, 225 hours on the bike and 66,831 meters of elevation gain in just 18 days. A daily average of 306 km, 12.5 hours and 3,687 m, apart from numerous punctures and foot problems (he pedaled a lot in flip flops). Morton's record shows eight victories, but he is more proud of his Alt Tour, as he named an initiative that raised more than 380,000 pounds for the World Bicycle Relief association, which will donate bicycles to Africa: “I wanted to recover that pioneer spirit of the Tour de France ”. In Paris his wife and father welcomed him: "He's a hero."

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