Post-Ride Video Interview with Lachlan Morton
Professional road cyclist Lachlan Morton has taken up bikepacking over the last couple of years, and during this time he’s posted incredible finish times on routes such as the Colorado Trail and the GB Divide. After setting a new course record on the Kokopelli Trail earlier this week, Lachlan sat down with host Neil Beltchenko for this video interview…
Lachlan Morton is a professional road cyclist who currently rides for UCI WorldTeam EF Pro Cycling, with major victories that include stage and overall wins at the Tour of the Gila and the Tour of Utah. Over the last couple years, Lachlan has been dabbling in bikepacking and multi-day endurance races as part of EF Education First Pro Cycling’s alternative calendar. One such event was last year’s GBDuro where he finished first overall. He also rode the Colorado Trail last summer to raise money for Australia’s Starlight Foundation, where he finished in 3 days and 22 minutes, becoming only one of four people to finish the route in under four days.
Earlier this week, Lachlan blew through the Kokopelli Trail from Moab, Utah, to Loma, Colorado, setting a new record of just over 11 hours. Our Neil Beltchenko sat down with Lachlan to talk about this accomplishment, the Colorado Trail, and the differences between road racing and endurance bikepacking. Watch the interview below and scroll down for photos from his Kokopelli ride…
In a Grand Tour you race for four to six hours, and yeah it’s really hard… but ultra racing is way harder!
Photos courtesy of Brendan Davis (@brendanpdavis) on assignment for EF Pro Cycling (@efprocycling)
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