In July, Lachlan Morton undertook the largest problem of his life – he aimed to experience the whole route of the 2021 Tour de France, plus all of the transfers, and beat the peloton to Paris. At the moment, Rapha and EF Training-Nippo launched a full-length movie detailing his journey.
The Australian endured bodily ache and exhaustion, climbing Mont Ventoux twice, amongst different challenges, to complete days forward of the race. He accomplished 5,510 kilometres and over 65,000 metres of elevation acquire in 18 days, elevating near £500,000 for World Bicycle Reduction within the course of.
“I am not a superhuman,” Morton mentioned. “I believe it is vital to point out that human component in sport, significantly in biking, since you do not see it. You see the 4 hours of fellows doing battle on the street, and the remainder of what goes on is considerably of a thriller.”
The movie reveals Morton mixing with Tour de France followers as he traverses the course and being turned away when trying to cross stage finishes. He makes a horrible mistake by putting in new cleats on his footwear earlier than setting off, solely to have one get out of adjustment and trigger lasting knee ache that he solved by shopping for platform pedals and sandals.
Morton’s meals are taken at roadside cafés and outlets the place he mixes chocolate milk, beer and Coca-Cola. He sleeps in campgrounds, carries all his clothes and kit in luggage on his bike, together with his firm together with the employees putting in the course arrows forward of the race and his movie crew.
Watch the movie above for a glimpse inside Morton’s mammoth effort.
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