Lachlan Morton may be well known in the curly bar world, but I’d argue that the Australian’s two-wheeled accomplishments go beyond the category of bikes he happened to ride. The EF Education-EasyPost racer used to spend his time competing against the fittest and fastest players in the world for World Tour events, but in the last few years he’s moved to Columbia and Eastern takes a much more diverse approach, including wild adventures in He tackles Europe, Leadville and 142 miles Kokopelli where he sets his FKT on the trail. Oh, and on that little ride he did last summer, he beat the Tour de France peloton while riding the entire unsupported route…including the transfer stage.
This time, the Fast Known Time (FKT) setting is another challenge on the 539-mile (867-km) Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango, which averages over 10,000 feet in elevation. In his last attempt in 2019, he fell short of Nierbertchenko’s record of 3 days, 19 hours and 50 minutes, but will Lachlan be able to surpass it on his second attempt? Motivated by his friend and training partner from Eldoret, Sule Kangangi. Lost his life while competing in a gravel event earlier this year.
Do you know Lachlan? We spoke with him earlier this year, so listen to the podcast below to get to know him as one of cycling’s most interesting figures.
THE PINKBIKE PODCAST // Episode 104 – Lachlan Morton on How to Be a Happy Bike Racer and the World’s Longest Climb
February 5, 2022
Less Intervals, More Adventures