Lachlan Morton hits 1,700km in his mammoth Alt Tour de France solo challenge

Lachlan Morton dives into his dinner
Lachlan Morton dives into his dinner (Image credit: EF Education Nippo)

Lachlan Morton (EF Education-Nippo) has covered over 1,700 kilometers so far as he aims to ride the entire route of the 2021 Tour de France – including race transfers – and arrive in Paris ahead of the peloton.

The Australian, who is riding in order to raise funds for World Bicycle Relief, started his challenge on Saturday and has already been in the saddle for a grand total of 67 hours. On Wednesday he rode for 14 hours, covering 370km as he aims to build up a substantial buffer ahead of this weekend’s double-header in the French Alps.

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Daniel Benson

Daniel Benson was the Editor in Chief at between 2008 and 2022. Based in the UK, he joined the Cyclingnews team in 2008 as the site's first UK-based Managing Editor. In that time, he reported on over a dozen editions of the Tour de France, several World Championships, the Tour Down Under, Spring Classics, and the London 2012 Olympic Games. With the help of the excellent editorial team, he ran the coverage on Cyclingnews and has interviewed leading figures in the sport including UCI Presidents and Tour de France winners.