Morton joined by Aussie riders Whelan and Dennis on day 13 of Alt Tour

Lachlan Morton had the help of some familiar faces on day 13 of his incredible Alt Tour journey with friends and fellow pro-riders Rohan Dennis and Jimmy Whelan joining in to offer some much-needed support.

The EF Education-Nippo rider, who is taking on the entire Tour de France route including transfers, made his way through Andorra to Cap de Bouirex in what was a gruelling 270-kilometre effort.

Morton has now covered an incredible 3,895 Kilometres over 160 hours in the saddle all while raising $A441,102 for World Bicycle Relief.

It was a cold start to the day for Morton as he set off ahead of his toughest day of climbing.

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Joining him on the ride was his EF Education-Nippo teammate, Whelan, while Denis and Morton’s wife Rachel stopped in to visit Lachlan for lunch.

“It’s just nice to see some familiar faces,” Morton said.

“If I’m honest, I was worried about seeing Rachel halfway through something like this, because sometimes you just let your guard down a bit, let yourself think about the finish and what it’s like at home, and it just breaks that mentality you had. But I’m really glad I got to see her.”



After persisting with pedals purchased from a supermarket on day 3, Morton was finally able to upgrade to a set of mountain bike flat pedals which proved to be a major game-changer.

Tomorrow, Morton will aim to ride 335 kilometres from Cap de Bouirex to Col Du Portet, including more than 5000 metres of climbing, as he edges closer to Paris.


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Published 10 July 2021 at 12:39am
By SBS Cycling Central
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