Morton Rides Length Of Britain In Less Than A Week To Win Gbduro

EF Education First's Lachlan Morton ahead of stage 5 of the 2019 Tour of California

Lachlan Morton (EF Education First) completed the GB Duro event on Friday, reaching John O'Groats as the first finisher after riding the length of Great Britain in 111 hours, 44 minutes. The multi-day, self-supported bikepacking event ran from Land's End in the very south west of England all the way up to John O'Groats at the north eastern tip of Scotland, over 2,000 kilometres of mixed terrain. Morton was riding as part of EF Education First's 'alternative' race programme, which also saw him ride the Dirty Kanza gravel race in the USA with Alex Howes and Taylor Phinney. The GB Duro was split into four timed 'stages', and Morton led from the get-go on Saturday. He covered the first stage, 630km up into Wales with 10,900m of climbing, in 32 hours, more than seven hours faster than his nearest competitor. On Tuesday he reached the half-way point after the 470km ...

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