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Morton and Docker shave their heads for bushfire relief at Tour Down Under

EF Pro Cycling riders Lachlan Morton and Mitch Docker have ditched their signature moustaches and haircuts ahead of the final two stages of the Tour Down Under in order to raise money for the Salvation Army's bushfire relief efforts, smashing their original AU$5,000 target in Adelaide on Friday night.

Despite crashing late on stage 4 of the race earlier in the day, a bandaged Docker still joined teammate Morton for a haircut and shave at their team-kit supplier Rapha's pop-up shop at the Queen's Theatre in the centre of town to show solidarity with the Australian communities affected by the bushfires.

As part of this year's Tour Down Under peloton, the two Australian riders have seen first-hand the damage done by the fires in the Adelaide Hills, with stages on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday passing through areas that were devastated by bushfires.

"This is the new look," said the newly shorn Docker after losing his mullet and mo during a fun-packed evening to further help raise money for the cause, with a large crowd entertained with music and a bar. 

"I don't feel any different. We need to get some mirrors and have a look, as I can't see myself. But, looking at Lachie, he looks like a new man," Docker told the crowd after Morton had been relieved of his big, curly hair.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a selection of photos from the event.

You can still donate to Docker and Morton's GoFundMe page here (opens in new tab), which at the time of writing had raised more than $7,700.

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